Minister of State for Immigration, Caroline Nokes MP, visits us!
The Minister of State for Immigration and MP for Romsey and Southampton North met with our Chief Executive, Mark Smith. The minister toured both hospices, taking in the hydrotherapy pool, sensory room, music therapy room, messy play room and Butterfly bereavement suite.
Later, she visited our new Long Term Ventilation Unit, where children who have recently been ventilated by tracheostomy can stay for extended periods while they wait for their personal care package to be created. The unit is the first of its kind in a hospice setting and has been utilised by a number of children already.
Minister of State for Immigration, Caroline Nokes MP, said:
“The facilities at the hospices are second to none and I was enormously impressed by the new Long Term Ventilation Unit, allowing families to stay together in a pleasant environment for longer periods of time. It is clear that a massive amount of care and thought has gone in to making sure both the facilities and the atmosphere are as homely as possible.”
Mark Smith said:
“I was very pleased to welcome Caroline Nokes MP to our hospices and talk to her about the service we offer hundreds of families across the region and in her Romsey and Southampton North constituency. We hope the minister will be a strong advocate for Naomi House & Jacksplace and the wider children’s hospice sector in Westminster.”
For more information about our facilities here at Naomi House & Jacksplace, please click here.