As a Consultant Paediatrician at Salisbury District Hospital, Dr Rowena Staples meets children with life-limiting and life-threatening illness on a daily basis.

"Caring for children with chronic illness, particularly at the end of their life, is demanding both physically and emotionally. The Julia’s House team do amazing work in difficult circumstances. The nursing team very quickly develop a rapport with children, enabling families to trust them with their precious child. Most importantly the focus is often play, something that is so easily forgotten when times are tough and nursing or medical needs appear to be the priority.”

Dr Rowena Staples