Local hospice care providers like Hospiscare and Sidmouth Hospice at Home provide incredible support and comfort to so many in East Devon.
I’ve been calling on NHS Devon to increase local hospice funding after figures revealed its contributions to some providers are well below the national average - and that some providers aren't receiving any funding at all.
Hospiscare is funded for only 18% of its costs from NHS Devon Integrated Care Board (ICB), compared to a national average of 32% from ICBs in England.
Sidmouth Hospice at Home receives no funding from the ICB at all, despite speeding up patient discharge from local hospitals.
ICBs – rather than the government or NHS England – are responsible for determining hospice care funding.
Sign my petition below for fairer local hospice funding from NHS Devon.
The more who sign, the better case we can make.
NHS Devon must finally listen to us and give our hospice care providers the funding they need and deserve ⬇️