The hospice

Since 2003 the Sternenbrücke children's hospice has been helping terminally ill children, adolescents and, since the opening of the youth hospice in 2010, young adults up to the age of 27, and their families to live a dignified life until their death. Families can stay at the children's hospice for at least 28 days a year; this allows them to gain new strength and recuperate during this difficult time.

 

Healthcare and (paediatric) nurses, experienced doctors and paediatricians, pain therapists, one physiotherapist, remedial teachers and social education workers, family therapists and grief counsellors as well as the hospice management are on site at the Sternenbrücke to provide loving care for the sick young people and support for their families – to ease their sense of loneliness and isolation and to help them emotionally and physically. Furthermore, a number of support services are in place that help the families deal with the burden of the illness. The Sternenbrücke also helps orphaned parents and siblings to cope with their grief after the loss of their child.

A short film about the Sternenbrücke

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The Sternenbrücke premises

House entrance
House entrance 
Reception in entrance hall
Reception in entrance hall 
Angel in entrance hall
Angel in entrance hall 
Visitor's room
Visitor's room 
Hallway
Hallway 
Children's room
Children's room 
Children's room
Children's room 
Room for young adults
Room for young adults 
Room for young adults
Room for young adults 
Parents' room
Parents' room 
Bathroom adapted to the needs of disabled people
Bathroom adapted to the needs of disabled people 
Dining room
Dining room 
Room for conversations
Room for conversations 
Fireplace room
Fireplace room 
Aquarium
Aquarium 
Office
Office 
Snoezelen room
Snoezelen room 
Therapy bath
Therapy bath 
Lift tub
Lift tub 
Therapy and MPS movement room
Therapy and MPS movement room 
Therapy and MPS movement room
Therapy and MPS movement room 
Music therapy room
Music therapy room 
Playroom
Playroom 
Creative room
Creative room 
Recreation room
Recreation room 
Inner courtyard
Inner courtyard 
Terrace
Terrace 
Small playground in the courtyard
Small playground in the courtyard 
Large playground in the garden
Large playground in the garden 
Barbecue hut
Barbecue hut 
Lodge
Lodge 
Stone workshop
Stone workshop 
Room of peace
Room of peace 
Room of peace
Room of peace 
Farewell room
Farewell room 
Garden of memory
Garden of memory 
Angel in the garden of memory
Angel in the garden of memory 


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