This information is not collected centrally. It is for individual primary care trusts (PCTs) to decide the level of funding that is allocated to local end-of-life care services, including hospices, based on assessments of local needs and priorities.
To support the development of the End of Life Care Strategy, published in July 2008, a survey was undertaken of PCT expenditure on specialist palliative care services in 2006-07. The results of this survey, which gives one total figure for each PCT, were published on the Department of Health website on 16 July 2008.
We are making £286 million available over 2009-10 and 2010-11 to support implementation of the end-of-life care strategy. Most of this will be allocated to PCTs.