What people don’t realise is how expensive it is to die

There is scant thought for patients as palliative care facilities close amid a ‘scandalous’ lack of funding 

At least 10 hospices have been forced to shut down their in-patient units over the past two years because of a lack of funding.

Hospice Palliative Care Association (HPCA) CEO Liz Gwyther told Times Select that hospices rely on overseas donations and fundraising initiatives to keep their operations going. Only 10% of their funding comes from the government.

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