Petition Launched to Fund Lifeline Care for Seriously Ill Children
24 July 2018
Together for Short Lives has launched an online petition calling on the Prime Minister to use some of the recent 3.4% NHS funding boost to:
- increase the NHS England Children’s Hospice Grant to £25 million
- bring about parity of funding between children’s and adult hospices in England
- put in place a funded children’s palliative care strategy covering both the statutory and voluntary children’s palliative care sectors
They are wanting to reach 5,000 signatures by September to send a strong message to ministers that our sector needs fairer and more sustainable funding to meet the growing demand for children’s palliative care. There is also a template letter you can use to write to your local MP.