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Comment on announcement of Palliative Care Funding Pilots

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Commenting on today’s announcement of the sites for the Palliative Care Funding Pilots, Together for Short Lives Chief Executive Barbara Gelb said:

“Today’s announcement of a crucial pilot to focus on children’s palliative care involving a consortium of four areas of England is a welcome step on the road to establishing the right system of funding. Getting the system right will mean providers of children’s palliative care are funded in a fairer way for the services they provide and most importantly that children and families receive the support on which they depend.”

“As the voice for children’s palliative care across the UK, Together for Short Lives will be working with the Department of Health, the consortium of pilot areas and the wider sector to help establish clear definitions and the appropriate data collection, to inform any future funding tariff”.

Notes to Editors

See the announcement from the Department of Health

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