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NHS England protects £25million for children’s hospices following Together for Short Lives’ campaign

Date Posted
2 July, 2019

UK children’s palliative care charity, Together for Short Lives, has welcomed NHS England’s decision to ring fence £25 million of NHS funding to support children’s hospices by 2023/24, increasing annually from this year’s baseline of £12 million. This welcome pledge...

Sue Hogg and Tracy Tait appointed to our Board of Trustees

Date Posted
14 August, 2019

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of two new members to our Board of Trustees. The appointees are Sue Hogg, Director of Children and Families at Children’s Hospices Across Scotland and Tracy Tait, Interim Director of Brand and Marketing...

Remembering Chris Edmondson

Date Posted
31 July, 2019

We were saddened to hear about the death of Chris Edmondson this Spring. Chris was one of the first members of Together for Short Lives' Young Avengers Group and over the years he shared his insight, wit and experience with...

Teenagers matter!

Date Posted
30 July, 2019
Dr Ellie Bond, Associate Specialist in Palliative Medicine

So I’m preaching to the converted, I know, but teenagers really do matter, and families often say they face the cliff edge when it comes to transitioning across to adult services. This is never more so than when you have...

Closure of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice at Grace’s Place

Date Posted
17 July, 2019

Following a consultation with staff, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice has announced that Grace’s Place in Bury will now close. Together for Short Lives acknowledges that there are a range of reasons why Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice has taken...



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