Hospice to benefit from £1.1m grant

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The region’s health commissioning group has provided long-term support for end-of-life care in the area by agreeing a multi-million pound deal with a Suffolk-based charity.

The NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group has agreed to support St Nicholas Hospice Care with an annual grant of £1.1million.

This month’s signing of the four-year agreement by both parties will deliver greater financial security to the hospice.

Dr Simon Arthur, end-of-life care lead for the commissioning group, said: “We are determined to deliver high quality end-of-life care and support, and this agreement will ensure greater continuity of this service.

“The staff at St Nicholas Hospice Care do invaluable work and our partnership is integral to making end-of-life care in west Suffolk the very best it can be.”