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Construction of north London's first children's hospice has begun.  Parents of young patients cared for by Noah's Ark Children's hospice laid the first bricks for the new "Ark" building in Barnet on 19th March.

Noah's Ark hospice cares for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions living in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Islington, Haringey and Hertsmere, where there are more than 1,200 children who could benefit from their services.  However, it does not have its own building where it can look after its patients.  Instead, its medical staff and volunteers visit children in their own homes, where they also provide support to parents and siblings.

The new state-of-the-art hospice building will offer a range of children’s palliative care services that are not currently available, including sensory, music and wet play rooms; overnight stays to help manage a child or young person’s symptoms; and 24-hour end-of-life-care, including specialised care for new-born babies.

Among the many companies and individuals providing financial support to the new hospice building is Tottenham Hotspur football club - see the website.

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