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NHS: Primary Care Trusts

Volume 712: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much each primary care trust in Greater Manchester spent on hospice provision in each of the past five years. [HL4780]

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.