Jessie May nurses help develop ways to enable terminally ill children to communicate

boy in pool Photo used with permission from Lois Cox, Jessie May Nurse

Jessie May

Jessie May provides holistic family-centred support for children who have a life-limiting illness and their families. It has a dedicated team of children’s nurses and nursery nurses which provide specialist care and support to help alleviate some of the pressure on families. The support is provided in the comfort of the family’s own home whenever possible from the time of diagnosis onwards. Its team of nurses work closely with other professionals who are involved in supporting the family to ensure continuity of care and that all needs are met, whether physical, emotional, social or spiritual.

Jessie May has provided nursing care at home for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions since 1996. Since its foundation, the charity has supported hundreds of children and their families in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, and Swindon & Wiltshire.

The True Colours Trust is currently providing core funding for Jessie May.

Further information on Jessie May can be found on the charity’s website.