NAOMI House and Jacksplace has been shortlisted in the Children and Young People Now Awards 2019.

The trust has been selected for the 'Charity' category, an award for the charity or social enterprise that has made the most impressive contribution, at a local or national level, in improving the life chances of children, young people or families.

It recognises those excelling in innovative practice, effective partnership working or campaigning for change.

Keith Wilson, head of marketing for Naomi House and Jacksplace, said: "Palliative care is changing rapidly and Naomi House and Jacksplace has been at the forefront of developing innovative practice and ensuring even those with the most medically complex conditions can access high quality hospice care.

"We are delighted that our charity and our work in this area has been recognised in the prestigious Children and Young People Now Awards."

Modern medical interventions mean more children with very serious conditions and illnesses are living longer, but they are more complex, technology dependent and require more specialist care.

The hospices have met this changing demand by investing in the clinical skills of its nursing and care teams, and currently employs the largest dedicated Practice Education Team of any hospice in the UK.

It was this approach and commitment to reaching every child that particularly impressed the judges.

The award winners will be announced on November 21.