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Hospice

Medical care provided for the terminally ill when death is thought to be imminent. One's health insurance policy may cover hospice care but this is not always the case.
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Walsall Hospice, Mary Stevens Hospice, in Stourbridge, and St Giles Hospice, in Lichfield, have also benefited from hundreds of thousands of pounds.
That is, certain types of hospices may tend to care for patients with types of cancers that require longer length of stay and those patients may be more or less likely to disenroll.
The hospice benefit was added to the Medicare program in 1983 to provide holistic care at the end of life.
Thanks to the generosity of fundraisers and the 4000 volunteers, most hospices managed to meet their financial targets last year.
Chief executive of Help the Hospices David Praill said: "This survey shows just how much the people of Wales value hospice care and believe it to be a priority, for themselves and their families.
Two myths do exist and must first be clarified: (1) hospice does not mean "do not treat," and (2) hospice does not mean that we should in any way expedite or delay the dying process.
The specialist role of hospice nurses was absolutely vital to the service hospices contributed in local communities and hospices were finding it increasingly difficult to attract and retain nursing staff, said Lennox.
It is heartwarming to see local organisations working in partnership with the region's hospices and this new account has the potential to raise considerable funds, which will go towards the vital care each hospice provides in the community".
We are excited to expand our Colorado presence and continue the outstanding quality of care and excellent customer service that Family Hospice currently provides", said Jerry Lyden, New Century Hospice President and COO.
Overall, hospices in Wales receive less Government funding as a proportion of expenditure than those in England and Scotland.
The three hospices need to raise a combined total of just over PS10m a year to maintain the services and support in the local communities which they serve.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Month spotlights the unique focus of hospice care and palliative care to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of seriously ill patients and support their families.
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