Bringing expertise from London hospitals direct to children in their own homes is an under-recognised service that forms the foundation of care provided by ellenor.
Thanks to this partnership approach, many children under our care, in Kent, can make fewer journeys and spend less time attending hospitals in London for their appointments. What this means for children and their families, explains the Children’s Team at ellenor: “They can spend more time at home and have their routine monitoring done in the community. This helps them to maintain some form of normal life, such as going to school and seeing friends.”
Supporting London's Highly Specialised Medical Care
We work in partnership with local hospitals as well as four tertiary care hospitals in London: Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, the Royal Marsden Hospital, the Evelina Children’s Hospital, and University College London Hospital.
Although children will still have to attend their main appointments with consultants at these hospitals in London, community care and monitoring allows families to reduce the time spent travelling to the city for treatment that can be delivered at home.
We work closely with a variety of care providers to deliver chemotherapy, palliative care and end of life care to children 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are able to care for your child and enable them to die at home, surrounded by their family.
This hand-in-hand care ensures ellenor can help meet the needs of those children, and their families, at a local level but with the benefit of leading expertise. For families, there is a cost-saving by not having to travel to and from London. This also translates into a saving for the NHS too.