As part of Children's Hospice Week, MP Stephen Timms, visited Richard House Children's Hospice, meeting staff and being shown the Hospice's facilities.
Richard House Children's Hospice provides respite and terminal care for children who suffer from conditions that mean they are not expected to live into adulthood. Richard House was the first Children's Hospice to be set up in London. It was founded by Anthea Hare, a nurse, whose early vision for a respite service in a home setting became a reality in June 2000.
Stephen Timms said "Richard House is caring and supporting families when they need it most. Richard House has a superb team and I am pleased to be able to support the Hospice."
The Hospice is tucked away in a leafy part of Beckton, on the edge of the Docklands. The Hospice has a number of bedrooms, play and education facilities catered to the needs of the children. The Hospice also has sleeping facilities for families.