Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have put in place to financially support charitable hospice care providers; and what assessment they have made of the impact of visiting restrictions in hospitals on the level of demand experienced by such providers.
NHS England and NHS Improvement regularly assess the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on the hospice sector and are in regular discussions with stakeholders in the sector about the challenges they face.
Between April and July, £150 million in additional funding was provided to the hospice sector. Further funding of up to £125 million has now been made available to enable hospices to continue their vital end of life care services.
Alongside this, hospices have benefited from the financial support offered by HM Treasury to all charities, such as paying no business rates for their shops next year and applying for a Business Interruption Loan. Charities, alongside other sectors, can also access the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the replacement Job Support Scheme.
No specific assessment has been made of the impact of visiting restrictions in hospitals on the level of demand experienced by charitable hospice care providers.
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30/10/2018 - Parliamentary Research
Found: PACK Number CDP-2018-0232, 30 October 2018 Hospice funding and the NHS pay award By Andrew Mackley
2. COVID-19 series: briefing on children's social care, October 2020
10/11/2020 - Ofsted
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Found: UK charity for children’s palliative care. We are here to support and empower families caring for seriously
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15/12/2020 - Ofsted
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2020 Evidence from
Found: England’s decision to recognise children’s palliative care as an “important priority” in the Long-term Plan
1. Children with Life-limiting Conditions
29/01/2019 - Westminster Hall
1: to move,That this House has considered support for children with life-limiting and life-threatening - Speech Link
2: debate. Will he join me in praising the children’s hospice movement, including Tŷ Hafan, which serves my constituency - Speech Link
3: debate along with me and I thank them also. Hospice care is important and I thank the hon. Gentleman - Speech Link
2. Hospice Funding and the NHS Pay Award
31/10/2018 - Westminster Hall
1: to move,That this House has considered hospice funding and the NHS pay award.It is a pleasure - Speech Link
2: important topic for debate, not least for Bolton Hospice, which is just outside my constituency. Does the hon - Speech Link
3: voluntary hospices would be able to access additional Government funding to be able to afford the NHS pay increase - Speech Link
3. Charitable and Voluntary Sector
30/04/2020 - Lords Chamber
1: fundraising and organisational challenges faced by the charitable and voluntary sector during the COVID-19 pandemic - Speech Link
2: oversubscribed. I say a tremendous thank you to everybody who put their name down, and an even bigger one to all those - Speech Link
4. Covid-19: People with Neurological Conditions
27/05/2021 - Grand Committee
1: neurological conditions and their access to health and care services; and what steps they will take to restart - Speech Link
2: matter today in order to hear the Government’s plans to restart specialist neurology services after the - Speech Link
5. End of Life Care
14/03/2017 - Lords Chamber