Today (20th August 2019), Boris Johnson has secured a £25 million cash boost for hospice services. The Prime Minister said he hopes the money "alleviates the everyday pressure" faced by the sector.
In response to the announcement, Sarah Gigg, Director of Nursing and Interim Director Hospices at Sue Ryder, said:
"Sue Ryder welcomes the cash boost to support hospices providing vital end of life care.
"In order to ensure a sustainable future, we are calling on the Government to increase statutory funding to relieve the long-term pressures facing palliative care services."
Read the full announcement on the gov.uk website