, 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.
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.
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.
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.