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Children’s hospice services under threat as NHS funding falls

Date Posted
19 June, 2024

Our new report shows that lifeline children’s hospice services are under threat: Local NHS funding for children’s hospices in England has dropped by 31% since 2021/22, while their running costs have risen by 15%. Our new report finds that lifeline...

Morrisons colleagues share their connection with Children’s Hospice Week

Date Posted
17 June, 2024
Annie Williamson

Together for Short Lives, in partnership with Morrisons, has a profound impact on the lives of families facing the challenges of having a seriously ill child. The experiences of two Morrisons colleagues, Matt and Davina, offer a glimpse into the...

Pedal power challenge raises money for children’s hospices

Date Posted
17 June, 2024

Francesca Lennon, a dedicated children’s hospice nurse, has returned with another epic fundraiser: swapping her uniform for cycling shorts to raise vital funds for children’s hospices across the UK. Over the next seven days, during Children's Hospice Week 2024, Francesca...

Professor Dame Elizabeth Fradd

Date Posted
14 May, 2024

Together for Short Lives is deeply saddened to hear of the recent death of Professor Dame Elizabeth Fradd, Vice President of Together for Short Lives. Dame Liz trained as a children’s nurse and held a variety of registered nurse, midwife...


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