Here at Zest, we pride ourselves on helping with the transition from children's hospice services to adult hospice services.
The Zest team like to start getting to know young adults from the age of 14 to prepare them and their family for the transition to our services.
Zest is based and part of St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich and we work closely with Ipswich Hospital and East Anglian Children's Hospice (EACH), as well as other local children's services, to ensure there is no gap in transition.
Our team can provide support with transition coordination, to help families navigate the journey of transition from children’s to adult’s services. We are happy to attend education, health and care plan reviewing meetings and other transition planning meetings to support an easier transition from children's to adults services.
As part of our transitional care service, we run a monthly young adult social group called Zest X-Change in Community Care Unit at the hospice on Foxhall Road, enabling young adults and their families to build connections with St Elizabeth Hospice through regular, meaningful visits.
Zest also offers family drop-ins on Saturday each month which is another opportunity to help with transitional care.