A children's hospice is looking to hire more nurses following a refurbishment.

In June, Haven House completed its biggest ever refurbishment programme to upgrade care facilities at The White House in Woodford Green.

Space inside has been increased and made more accessible with a new open-plan nurses station, wider door frames, larger lift and the removal of partitions.

The bereavement suite has been moved closer to the family flat for greater privacy.

Whilst the work took place, Haven House’s respite and residential services were temporarily moved to the Holly Private Hospital in Buckhurst Hill.

In order to operate the new building, more band 3-7 nurses and healthcare support workers will be employed.

Stacey Bishop, a healthcare support worker at the hospice, said: “Haven House is really the most magical place to work.

"I’ve been here for almost 14 years and absolutely love it.

“The support for staff is brilliant and you get to provide care to families in the most beautiful of settings.”

Sylvia Nyamaah, from Ilford, began using Haven House for overnight respite care in November 2016 for her son, Malachi, who suffered a brain injury during a life-saving operation.

Sylvia said: “When I visited Haven House I knew this was a place which would give Malachi the very best care, and look after him with dignity.

"The care is personalised and the staff listen to you. They make sure he gets all the things which can keep him well.”

Find out more at havenhouse.org.uk/vacancies

Professional open days are being held on September 11 and 15 at the hospice.

To book a place contact Lisa Rogers or telephone 020 8505 9944.