On Wednesday 8th April the UK Government announced funding of £200 million to enable hospices to care for patients who would otherwise be in NHS hospitals.
Compton Care Chairman, Prof Ros Keeton, comments:
We are delighted and so grateful that the Government is providing £200 million funding to hospices to help them support the NHS throughout the Covid19 emergency.
This is a very welcome and much needed contribution to the costs that palliative care providers like Compton will incur to keep inpatient beds open and take on additional community care work all to help free up valuable NHS resources.
At this stage we are unsure how the funds will be distributed or what Compton Care will receive.
Compton has suffered a huge collapse in income and whilst every penny of this Government funding helps, we aren’t out of the woods yet.
We are estimated to lose hundreds of thousands of pounds of income over the coming months, vital income that goes towards keeping our services open and providing essential care for our patients and families.
We urge our wonderful community and fabulous supporters to keep us in their hearts and minds. Please, if you can, help us by making a donation, joining our lottery or taking part in / organising your own virtual event. You can find out more at comptoncare.org.uk
Your contribution will enable us to continue to care, for as long as possible.
Prof Ros Keeton, Chairman Compton Care