Czech children's hospice team strengthens relationship with Bluebell Wood in Rotherham

STAFF from the Czech Republic’s first children’s hospice have strengthened their relationship with Rotherham’s Bluebell Wood.

A team from Dum Pro Julii – which translates as House for Julie – made a second visit to North Anston, five years on from their first.

In 2018, the Czech project was still in its early stages but now the team have been providing home care for three years and are about 12 months away from their hospice being built, near to the city of Brno.

Renata Kellnerová, from Dum Pro Julii, said “Having our vision of the first children’s hospice in the Czech Republic now closer to the reality, we were keen to visit Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice again.

“We spent a very intensive two days there and would like to thank the whole team for sharing their experience and passion, and for being so friendly. We came home with increased knowledge, inspiration, and courage for the next steps of our journey.”

Emma Doughty, care services director at Bluebell Wood, said “We were delighted to see the expanding team from Julie Children’s Hospice. We caught up on how their plans are progressing and enjoyed telling them about how we work at Bluebell Wood.

“The visit was extremely successful, and they have gone away with a wealth of information and ideas which will support them in developing the first children's hospice in their country.

“We hope they can take great inspiration from their visit with us and wish them every success in their exciting journey.”