Funds promised to UK hospices in the last few months of the Labour government have been reconfirmed and building work to Keech Hospice Care can go ahead as planned.
One hundred and twenty-three hospices across the UK had been awarded grants totalling £40m in April 2010 to enhance care for patients and families by improving the physical environment of care.
Since May 2010, when the review was announced, hospices have been waiting anxiously to hear if the new government would reconfirm the much-awaited grants. It is a great relief that these crucial projects to benefit hospice patients and their families can now go ahead.
Deputy Chief Executive of Keech Hospice Care, Mike Keel, said; ‘We are delighted with the news. This long-awaited funding means we can continue with our project to improve various areas of the adult hospice and make the best use of the space for people with life-limiting illness and their friends and families.’