Francis House Children's Hospice

At Francis House Children’s Hospice we welcome children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions who need our support, care and friendship. We also welcome their families, not just mums and dads, but brothers and sisters too. The children in our care remain with us for as long as we are needed, some well into adulthood. Every child and young person has individual requirements, and our role is to work closely with them, their parents, and healthcare professionals to make sure that we give them the support that is right for them.

When we opened in 1991, we were only the fifth children’s hospice in the country, and our doors remain open to families from across Greater Manchester and the North West of England.

You won’t see any of our care team in uniforms, because we want Francis House to feel like a home from home. But the doctors, nurses, and other specialists who work here have all the skills needed to make sure that each child enjoys life. It’s an extended family, a place full of laughter, love and inspirational people of all ages and backgrounds.

We understand how difficult it is for families to make that first step into our care. But that’s why we are here. To understand, to listen, and to be here through their good days, their tough days, and their last days.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

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