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Health: Paediatric Palliative Care

Volume 694: debated on Thursday 26 July 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What arrangements they have made for the continued funding of those community paediatric palliative care teams set up with Big Lottery funding. [HL4814]

The Government have made an additional £27 million available over the three years 2006-07 to 2008-09 to support hospice and hospice at home services for children.

Future funding is largely contingent on the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review and this is an issue which needs careful consideration as the Government look at how to take forward the recommendations of the review to ensure the best outcomes for this vulnerable group of children and young people.