Hospices across the UK are playing a critical role in supporting patients and their families through the COVID pandemic. Government and NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced further funding for hospices to switch back on the use of spare hospice beds and community support to help manage the impact of Omicron on services.


Hospice UK welcomes the government’s continued recognition of the essential role hospices play in their community in caring for people at the end of their life. The funding is estimated to be up to £32M per month for four months for hospices in England .

This funding will enable English hospices to provide support to their communities. Hospice UK will now work with Government, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and hospices in England to distribute the funding.

"We are pleased that again hospices are being acknowledged for the vital work they do in their communities. The public can be confident that patients and their families being cared for by hospices will receive world class clinical care and compassionate and practical support at what is a very difficult time for so many people." said Tracey Bleakley, CEO of Hospice UK.