A children's hospice is in the running for three national awards.

Woodford Green-based Haven House is shortlisted in the Nurse Leader of the Year, Child and Adolescent Services and the HRH Integrated Approaches to Care at the 2019 Nursing Times Awards.

Haven House Chief Executive Mike Palfreman said: “It’s fantastic to see Haven House shortlisted for three awards, and huge congratulations goes to everyone whose hard work has been recognised in making the shortlists. The most important thing is that these initiatives have already had a big impact on the care of our children and families.”

Eileen White, director of care at Haven House has been nominated for the Nurse Leader of the Year award. She is responsible for the hospice’s strategic vision for the hospice’s care services, as well as assuring the quality of the service. Eileen is credited with transforming Haven House from an underutilised resource to a vital local service.

The hospice’s Teenager Cancer Group is shortlisted for the Child and Adolescent Services Award. The group was set up in 2017 for teenage service users who wish to meet other young people suffering from cancer. It provides peer support, activities and emotional support - and has released a song, Our Story, which creatively expressed members' fears.

The third nomination, in the HRH Integrated Approaches to Care category, was made for the ‘Hospice at Home’ service. This was set up to enable children and young people to have the choice of home for end of life care, and to be able to access therapies there. The vision was to offer 24-hour support and advice, and give the child and family both a voice and choice.

The winners of the RCNi Nurse Awards will be announced on October 30 at Grosvenor House in London.