£10million funding awarded for North West Hospices

April 11th, 2013

Hospices across the North West providing end of life care for children and adults have been awarded a share of £60million government funding to improve care environments and settings.

A total of 29 hospices in the region will benefit from the fund, which will be used to invest in creating new spaces for patients, their families and carers, whilst also supporting the care hospices provide to people in their own homes.

Announcing the successful projects at St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:

“Hospices help patients and their families at what can be the most difficult part of their life.

“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.

“And patients will see a huge difference in their surroundings that play a considerable part in helping them psychologically and physically.”

Run in partnership with the charity Help the Hospices, the funding was made available to projects delivering improvements that directly benefit patients, have a tangible impact on the physical environment and provide value for money.

This fund builds upon the successful outcomes from the £40million scheme run in 2010/11, but will be available to all children’s as well as adults hospices.

Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb said:

“Every one of us has the right to the best quality of care at the end of our lives – hospices play an integral role in helping to deliver this.

“This fund will help hospices provide dignified, compassionate, high quality care and support to people and their families at what is a difficult time in their lives.”

David Praill, Chief Executive of Help the Hospices, said:

“Investment in hospices is vital so they can continue to innovate, modernise and expand in order to meet the growing needs of the communities they serve.

“Currently, too many people do not get the care they want or need and the numbers needing care continue to increase. Together, we face the challenge to ensure that people receive the best possible care at the end of life, irrespective of where they choose to be cared for, where they live or what condition they have. This funding will make a huge difference to the quality, dignity and compassion of the care provided.”

The funding was committed as part of the Department of Health’s strategy to provide high quality care for all adults approaching the end of their life, launched in July 2008.

Detailed information on each grant:

 Organisation

Local authority area

Grant (£)

Bolton Hospice

Bolton

510,000

Brian House Children's Hospice

Blackpool

90,229

Claire House Children's Hospice

Wirral

509,025

Derian House Children's Hospice

Chorley

208,440

Dr Kershaw's Hospice

Oldham

120,104

East Lancashire Hospice

Blackburn with Darwen

105,648

Eden Valley Hospice

Carlisle

275,002

Francis House Children's Hospice

Manchester

510,000

Halton Haven Hospice

Halton

505,294

Hospice at Home West Cumbria

Allerdale

402,595

Hospice Care for Burnley and Pendle

Pendle

130,016

Hospice of St Mary of Furness

South Lakeland

465,800

Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Cheshire West and Chester

510,000

Queenscourt Hospice

Sefton

66,368

Rossendale Hospice

Rossendale

44,787

Springhill Hospice

Rochdale

406,219

St Ann's Hospice (Cheadle)

Stockport

406,640

St Catherine's Hospice

Preston

520,812

St John's Hospice

Lancaster

429,529

St Joseph's Hospice Association

Sefton

567,800

St Luke's Hospice

Cheshire West and Chester

568,923

St Rocco's Hospice

Warrington

292,651

Trinity Hospice

Blackpool

192,845

Wigan and Leigh Hospice

Wigan

510,000

Willow Wood Hospice

Tameside

165,240

Willowbrook Hospice

Knowsley

663,000

Wirral Hospice St John's

Wirral

553,274

Woodlands Hospice

Liverpool

498,440

Zoe's Place Baby Hospice

Liverpool

27,500

 

Total

10,256,181

 

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