Health Secretary Vaughan Gething today announced an additional
£1 million to further enhance End of Life Care services in Wales.
The fund will go towards supporting the delivery of the End of Life Care Delivery Plan 2017-2020, published in March this year. The three-year plan outlines how the Welsh Government intends to improve services for patients and their families across Wales.
Commenting in response, Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of Hospice UK said:
“This additional £1m for end of life care services in Wales, announced by the Health Secretary Vaughan Gething today is very welcome news.
“Hospice services across Wales are essential to achieving the aims of the Welsh Government’s End of Life Care Delivery Plan to ensure all people in Wales have access to high quality care, wherever they are, and regardless of their diagnosis or condition. “
Notes to Editor:
- Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice care and the only membership body for organisations providing hospice care. We support and champion the work of more than 200 of these organisations across the UK.
- Hospices, and other organisations which provide hospice care, offer vital care for people with terminal or life-limiting conditions and also support their families and carers.
- For further information about hospice care visit our website www.hospiceuk.org or follow us on Twitter @hospiceukPA.
- Get all the latest news from the hospice and palliative care sector, as well as patient stories, on ehospice UK at: www.ehospice.com/uk This service is managed by Hospice UK. You can also follow ehospice news on Twitter at @ehospicenews
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