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Our Specialist Carers and Nurses are highly trained to deliver excellent and compassionate palliative care for those we support. We tailor our care plans to each individual child and family, and deliver care wherever it is required – whether in the home or at The Ark.


At The Ark we are able to provide Specialist Care and Nursing for babies, children and young people, supporting their full clinical, emotional, social and practical needs. Our carers are trained by Paediatric Nurses to meet the needs of all the children and young people we support. Within the Woodlands Wing there are six children’s bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms, including sensory baths. The Woodlands Wing is staffed by a team of skilled and experienced Specialist Carers and Nurses who provide specialist palliative care, including help with symptom management, as well as enabling access to our holistic services and emotional support. The Meadows Wing, which is very closely by, has three comfortable family suites, where families can stay whilst their child is being cared for.

On occasion, overnight short breaks on Woodlands can be arranged to support your family – for example, if a family member should become unwell or during home renovations. However, short breaks cannot be guaranteed and all admissions will be prioritised according to children and families’ needs.


Our Hospice-at-Home service offers you an extra pair of hands at home to look after your child. We have Specialist Carers – trained by Paediatric Nurses – who come into your home to spend time with your child. They will support your child’s clinical, emotional, social and practical needs, making use of sensory, fun and stimulating activities and approaches. This allows parents and siblings to take a short break and have some time to themselves. This service is subject to an assessment of need.


At Noah’s Ark, you will find a depth of expertise that you can trust and a genuine and authentic commitment to providing the very best care for children who have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.

Vikki Kempster

Play Specialist

Tieneva Makele

Specialist Carer

Sybs Almassy

Clinical Governance & Quality Improvement Lead Nurse

Sophie Huglin

Hospice Nurse

Sophie Evans

Specialist Carer

Sharon Scott

Senior Family Link Worker

Seniz Hussein

Family Activities Coordinator

Sarah Curtis

Hospice Nurse

Sally Haynes

Home Support Volunteer Manager

Rebecca Taylor

Transition Services Coordinator

Natalie Collins

Hospice Nurse

Megan Moysey

Specialist Carer

Megan Scott

Family Activities Team Manager

Michelle Smith

Specialist Carer

Mittal Patel

Care Administrator Manager

Pasha Wild

Drama & Movement Therapist

Paula Evangelou

Specialist Carer

Rachel Johns

Family Link Worker

Maria Zacharia

Senior Family Link Worker

Lucille Morris

Occupational Therapist (Contractor)

Lesley Simmons

Bereavement Support Worker

Leanne Spriggs

Clinical Services Manager

Kirsty Keen

Hospice Nurse Specialist in Pain and Medication

Kinnat Onokurhefe

Care Administrator

Katie Zammit

Specialist Carer

Jo Isaacs

Family Link Team Lead

Helen Kirton

Senior Head of Care

Jen Burnham

Children Hospice Maternity Midwife

Helen Delderfield

Specialist Carer

Helen Curtis


Hannah Butler

Clinical Partnerships Manager

Georgia Godins

Family Activities Coordinator

Francesca Borzellino

Nurse Practice Facilitator

Emma Pleass

Senior Nurse

Emma Gibbons

Care Administrator

Ellie Butcher

Senior Play Worker

Chloe Dickerson

Nurse Practice Facilitator

Charlotte Alldridge

Head of Holistic Services

Clair Drury

Home Support Volunteer Manager

Dean Wood

Neonatal Music Therapist

Debra Silver

Consultant Physiotherapist

Eleanor Polihronis

Art Therapist

Elisha Lewis

Head of Clinical Services

Carys Williams

Bereavement Support Coordinator

Beth Larbalestier

Music Therapist

Anna Miles

Practice Educator

Anna Lawrence

Specialist Play Worker

Ani Roberts

Home Support Volunteer Manager

Allya Khammari

Music Therapist

Alison Lavender

Family Link Social Worker

Alice Alefounder

Specialist Carer

Alex Amzallag

Family Link Team Manager

Hayley Manley

Director of Care

Dr Su Laurent

Associate Medical Director

Dr Juliet Pearce

Associate Medical Director

Dr Tagore Charles

Medical Director