Acorns Closing Walsall Children’s Hospice Amid Rising Running Costs

Around 70 jobs are at risk and and 230 families will be affected after the shock announcement.

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist respite and medical care at its centre in Walsall, which is expected to close by the end of September

Acorns is to close one of its three children’s hospices because of rising running costs and a drop in donations.

The charity will stop providing care at its hospice in Walsall from the end of September, if the proposal goes ahead.

The news was today being broken to families and staff by chief executive Toby Porter today.

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The charity is currently supporting 233 families at Walsall and they will be offered the chance to attend either of the hospices in Birmingham and Worcester.

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