Hospices across England have been awarded £60 million in government funding to help improve end-of-life care for adults and children.
A total of 176 hospices will receive a share of the fund, which will be used to invest in improving care environments for patients, their families and carers. It will also support the care hospices provide for people in their own homes.
Announcing the successful projects on a visit to St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:
This extra funding will help bring hospices up to date, so staff and volunteers can work in modern environments, helping them continue to provide wonderful support with compassion and kindness.
The funding is running in partnership with charity Help the Hospices, and has been made available to projects that directly benefit patients, have a tangible impact on the physical environment and provide value for money.