Today Together for Short Lives publishes the results of a new survey into children’s hospice funding.
Commenting in response, Tracey Bleakley, CEO of national hospice care charity Hospice UK, said:
“Children’s Hospice Week is a time to celebrate the work done by hospices, their staff, volunteers and supporters, in providing care to children, young people and their families. However, this report from Together for Short Lives makes clear the reality of the funding situation.
"Government funding for children’s hospice care is woefully inadequate, and is in danger of being further eroded. Everyone affected by a life-limiting condition deserves the best possible care, and this shouldn’t depend so heavily on the generosity of local people and businesses."