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Derby City and Derbyshire

The Derby and Derbyshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) have access to 2 children's hospices, Rainbows (Loughborough), and Bluebell Wood (Sheffield), who provide a range of services including respite care, support for young adults up to 25 years of age, sibling support, and family support.

The hospices provide an alternative to the support offered by Royal Derby and Chesterfield Royal Hospitals.

To learn more, or make contact with the hospices, please visit:

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice


Francis House Children's Hospice appropriate respite and end of life care for children and young people with life-limiting illness and the necessary support and short term care for their families. They recognise the parents’ expertise in caring for their children, and work in partnership with them to provide the best possible care. Children are able to come for a respite stay on their own, or with their parents, and/or their brothers and sisters. 

The dedicated multi-disciplinary and experienced care team provide the care and clinical requirements of the children who are referred to Francis House. The team also provide emotional, psychological, and spiritual support for the children, their parents, and their siblings.

To learn more, or make contact with the hospice, please visit:

Francis House Children's Hospice