The Government have announced that they will be providing up to £200m worth of funding per quarter to hospices as they battle against COVID-19.
The additional funding is welcome news for hospices across the country who have seen costs increase due to the added pressures of Coronavirus. Hospices will now be able to continue providing their essential services, which prevents excess pressure from building up on the NHS.
Jack Dromey MP said:
“As Chair of the APPG on Hospice & End of Life Care, I welcome that following strong representations by Hospice UK the Government yesterday announced it would provide up to £200m of funding a quarter to hospices responding to the Coronavirus outbreak.
“This emergency funding is vital for allowing hospices to remain open, ensuring that their staff and the specialist care they provide can relieve some of the immense pressures the NHS is under during this crisis.”