NHS child hospice cuts: Children dying as funding slashed

NHS child hospice cuts: Children dying as funding slashed
NHS child hospice cuts: Children dying as funding slashed

In the two years to 2018-19, the funding each children’s hospice charity received from local NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) fell by more than £7,000 on average – a two per cent cut, says Together for Short Lives.

The charity’s survey of 27 of 34 children’s hospices in England suggests the overall contribution to expenditure from state sources, including the NHS grant, local authorities and CCGs, fell from 27 per cent in 2013-14 to 21 per cent in 2018-19.

Funding varied widely with 15 per cent receiving none

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