Children's Palliative Care Service, Lescaze Office, Shinners Bridge, Dartington TQ9 6JE 01392 383 000 - please ask for the operator to have your call directed to the appropriate service

Welcome to Devon Children’s Palliative Care Service at Lescaze Office

We provide a responsive and high standard of nursing care and support for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

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We seek to empower children and young people and their families to be at the centre of their care and make informed decisions.

We work with community and hospital professionals to ensure your child receives a holistic and active approach to their care throughout their life – from the point of diagnosis through to end of life care and encompassing bereavement support.

We provide care and support for children and young people who have:

  • Life-limiting conditions for which curative treatment may be feasible, but can fail
  • Conditions with long periods of intensive treatment aimed at prolonging life and allowing participation in normal childhood activities
  • Progressive conditions without curative treatment options where treatment is exclusively palliative which may extend over several years and
  • Conditions with severe neurological disabilities which cause weakness and make the patient susceptible to health complications which may deteriorate unpredictably

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the Government’s health watchdog, responsible for ensuring that healthcare services registered with it provide high quality care that is safe, effective and compassionate. The CQC regularly inspect many of our services, click here for the latest report for this service. 

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the Government’s health watchdog, responsible for ensuring that healthcare services registered with it provide high quality care that is safe, effective and compassionate. The CQC inspected our service in June 2017 and rated it as ‘good’. View CQC report.

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How does the service work?

Referrals can be made by professionals involved in the care of your child.

Our nursing care and support ensures your child’s physical, emotional, social, cultural, spiritual and educational needs are met and supported alongside their healthcare needs. This care can be provided in your home, at your child’s school, a short break facility or hospice and in the community.

Our team also offers support and advice to anyone else who is involved in your child’s care. This support can range from the management of symptom control to focusing on enhancing the quality of life and of death.

Our team

We are dedicated to providing every child with the best care and support we can. Our team are fully trained in-line with Ofsted guidelines and are given access to the most appropriate training to enable them to focus on the individual needs of the young people and families they support.

Every member of our team has to provide evidence of their registration and criminal records status before they can work with your child.

Your child’s records

We record all the information about your child confidentially on our clinical system.

Click here to get more information about how we use health records.

Our commitment to you and your child

Virgin Care takes you and your child’s dignity and privacy very seriously and we will at all times respect your confidentiality.

Please treat our staff with respect so we can provide you with the very best care we can.

Click here to find out more about your child’s rights and responsibilities.

Your opinion really matters to us

Please let us know if you have a comment, a compliment or a complaint by filling out one of our feedback forms that can be found within all of our service locations or telling a member of the team.

Alternatively, if you would like to make an official complaint you can find out more from our How to make a complaint section by clicking here.

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I was treated with great care and understanding. The care I received was second to none; everyone was so lovely.

Sapphire Ward, Gravesham Hospital