Government announcement on hospice funding
Hospice UK has welcomed the Government’s pledge for extra short-term financial support for charitable hospices in England in recognition of the challenges they are facing.
"We are especially pleased that the Prime Minister and Matt Hancock have committed to working with us all to agree more sustainable hospice funding in the future."
Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of Hospice UK said, “While this funding boost is welcome and timely, many charitable hospices are facing grave, financial challenges in the long-term and need to raise over £1 billion a year in a very tough fundraising climate. As demand grows and costs increase, the need for funding rises every year.
“The support pledged today is an important first step to help protect the vital care provided by charitable hospices for people with life-limiting conditions and their families.”
Tracy Woodall, Alice House Hospice Chief Executive said,“As a hospice which consistently struggles to balance finances against demand on our services this is a welcome first wave of funding and we hope we will receive some of it to ease our pressures. Hopefully, the Prime Minister will be able to follow through on this promise to ensure more people receive good end of life care which everyone deserves.”
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