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Update on adults’ and children’s palliative care and funding for children’s hospices

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Government is supporting children’s hospices with an annual revenue grant of £10m.

In 2010/11, the Department of Health made a further non-recurrent grant of £30m available to the children’s palliative care sector to support local projects to improve services, this information is now updated to include a summary of the individual allocations. Around £19m was claimed by children hospices, other children’s palliative care organisations and children palliative care networks.

The ACT 30 million stars website contains more detailed information on the projects.

The Government is committed to introducing a fairer and more transparent per patient funding system for adult and children’s palliative care. This is expected to be established in 2015. The eight pilot sites announced include a consortium for children’s palliative care.