CHILDREN’S hospice Martin House has won a national award for its “inspirational” end of life and bereavement care.

The hospice won the End of Life Care Award in the Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards, run by magazine Care Management Matters.

Victoria Greensmith, interim director of clinical services at Martin House, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to win this award, which recognises the dedication and excellent work of our care and bereavement teams to support families in what is the most difficult time of their lives.”

Judges described the service as ‘inspirational’ and said it was impressed with the leadership displayed, the impact the service has on families and the knowledge shared between organisations. It also praised the hospice for its approach in ‘putting their arms around the families they support’. The hospice cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions from West, North and East Yorkshire.