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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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Welsh hospices provide quality residential and day care, respite and palliative care and care in the home at a lower cost than the NHS, but receive the poorest level of state funding in the UK," said Mr Isherwood.
"Hospices that do not have a hospice house have nothing to really show off," said Arleen Ellis, philanthropy director at Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod in Hyannis, Mass.
Acorns is one of the charities joining the Duchess to mark Children's Hospice Week and bosses are delighted that Her Royal Highness has sent a special message of support, shining a light on children's hospices and showing how they help children, young people and families to make the most of their precious time.
It says that this combination of falling NHS funding and increasing costs is hitting the most vulnerable children and their families, with a fifth of children's hospices cutting vital respite breaks.
A further PS300,000 will be provided to individual hospices across England and Wales via Hospice UK, the national charity for hospice care.
"Each year, hospices in Wales directly care for more than 10,000 people with the majority - around 80% being cared for in their own homes and the community.
Toby Porter, chief executive, Acorns Children's Hospice
Your generosity knows no bounds; from donating your time and talents to hosting numerous fundraisers and completing a whole host of sponsored events and challenges to help us raise the funds needed every year to run our hospices.
It is no secret that the Mary Ann Evans Hospice has to come up with new ways to get funds to help raise the PS2,700 needed every day to keep the service running.
St Andrew's head of fundraising, John Brady, who is also chair of Scotland's Hospices Together, said: "We hope as many people as possible across Scotland get together with friends, family or colleagues and host a barbecue to support their local hospice.
The data was provided by hospices for analysis by Hospice UK and is the first snapshot of the state of hospice care across the UK.
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