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.
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
"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
This national campaign aims to raise awareness of hospice
care across the UK and the theme for this year is 'Heart My Hospice
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.