The medical needs of Tŷ Hafan children don’t stop at Christmas; families still need to carry on their daily routines of caring for their child. For them, it is just another day.
We continue to deliver critical care. Our nurses are here ready to respond to medical emergencies and end-of-life phone calls. Our Family Support Practitioners are on the phone, dealing with emergencies even during the Christmas period. We are always there.
The families who stay with us during the festive period have had a particularly tough year and this is a chance to recharge their batteries and enjoy a relaxing family Christmas.
For us, Christmas at Tŷ Hafan is just special. When we celebrate at home, it’s so much work. There are some celebrations but it’s still the day-to-day caring, the medication, the changing, and the feeding.
When you come to Tŷ Hafan, it’s a thousand times better. You can do all the Christmas things with the girls – opening presents, singing Christmas songs and watching Christmas films. The staff take over and deal with the hard stuff, it’s such a weight off your shoulders.
Our Christmas at Tŷ Hafan was one of the best we ever had. We sometimes felt quite alone and isolated when we saw other families celebrating but at Tŷ Hafan, you’re with people in the same situation and it makes you feel better. Just watching a Christmas film with the other children or opening presents with the staff and families is one of our special memories because you feel like a part of the family. Without it, we’d be lost.