Acorns Children’s Hospice, a long-standing charity partner of the Signature and Nachural Awards, became one of the first children’s hospices in the country to launch an emergency plan in March in response to the pandemic. The goal was to support some of the region’s most vulnerable children and families and contribute positively to the wider NHS effort.
Throughout the coronavirus crisis, Acorns has continued to provide emotional and practical support to 600 families in strict isolation, who are shielding at home to protect their vulnerable children from the virus.
The care team at the charity’s hospice in Walsall quickly upskilled to welcome children from local NHS hospitals with complex care needs, while its hospice in Worcester continued to provide emergency and end of life care for families supported by Acorns.
The charity made its Birmingham hospice available to the NHS ahead of the completion of the Nightingale hospital at the NEC, until it was c...