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Hospices: Finance

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each hospice funded by his Department has received from his Department in the latest period for which figures are available; and what criteria his Department uses to determine its funding allocations to hospices. (289551)

Funding for hospices comes from primary care trusts (PCTs), not from the Department. It is for individual PCTs to decide the level of funding they allocate to hospices, based on assessments of local needs and priorities. The level of funding a hospice receives is a matter for negotiation between the local PCT and the hospice.