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Support For Children's Hospices In England

EDM number 1564 in 2017-19, proposed by Sandy Martin on 04/09/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Community care and Voluntary organisations.

That this House notes that across England, 40,000 babies,·children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions rely on palliative are to enhance their quality of life, manage symptoms and provide their families with much needed help and rest; expects demand for children's palliative care to grow as the number of children with life-limiting conditions increases; is concerned that the funding for services has not kept pace with this demand and has become a postcode lottery; further notes the NICE calculation that investing £12.7 million in end of life care for infants, children and young people, would release non-cash savings worth £34.7 million back into the NHS in England and therefore calls on the Government to increase the Children's Hospice Grant to at least £25 million per year, which would cover 14 per cent of the cost of the clinical care provided by children's hospices, equal to the contribution originally made by the Department of Health in 2006; and urges the Government to address the funding disparity between children's and adult hospices, whereby children's hospices currently receive only 22 per cent of their funding from statutory sources, compared to 33 per cent in adult hospices; and put in place a funded children's palliative care strategy to ensure that seriously ill children can access the care and support they need, when and where they need it, in hospitals, children's hospices and in the community.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

Sandy Martin04/09/2018IpswichLabourProposed
Ruth George04/09/2018High PeakLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley04/09/2018Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Catherine McKinnell04/09/2018Newcastle upon Tyne NorthLabourSeconded
Ruth Cadbury05/09/2018Brentford and IsleworthLabourSeconded
Kate Green05/09/2018Stretford and UrmstonLabourSeconded
Jim Cunningham05/09/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell05/09/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Fiona Bruce05/09/2018CongletonConservativeSigned
Layla Moran05/09/2018Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Penning05/09/2018Hemel HempsteadConservativeSigned
Jim Shannon05/09/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/09/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Bob Blackman06/09/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Laura Smith06/09/2018Crewe and NantwichLabourSigned
Faisal Rashid06/09/2018Warrington SouthLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney06/09/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
James Frith06/09/2018Bury NorthLabourSigned
Liz Twist06/09/2018BlaydonLabourSigned
Rosie Duffield06/09/2018CanterburyLabourSigned
Martin Whitfield06/09/2018East LothianLabourSigned
Thelma Walker06/09/2018Colne ValleyLabourSigned
Edward Davey10/09/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
George Howarth10/09/2018KnowsleyLabourSigned
Mark Tami10/09/2018Alyn and DeesideLabourSigned
Ian Lucas10/09/2018WrexhamLabourSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle10/09/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Mike Hill11/09/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Mary Glindon13/09/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Helen Hayes09/10/2018Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Laura Pidcock09/10/2018North West DurhamLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner10/10/2018BolsoverLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas10/10/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Graham Brady23/10/2018Altrincham and Sale WestConservativeSigned
Lisa Nandy24/10/2018WiganLabourSigned
David Crausby01/11/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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