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£1.3million additional funding for Northern Ireland hospices

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced an additional £1.3million for Northern Ireland Hospices.

The funding, which is non-recurrent, is in recognition of the impact of Covid-19 on the services delivered by the four hospices. 

Health Minister Robin Swann said: “I am delighted to announce this additional funding for hospices in recognition of the significant pressures brought about by Covid-19. The organisations have continued to provide a range of vital services during the pandemic, including palliative and end of life care.

“Hospices have not faltered and have adapted swiftly to new ways of working. They have continued to offer help and support to those that need it and I commend the staff and volunteers for their dedication and commitment.”

The additional £1.3m funding followings an earlier announcement of £1.65m for hospices in Northern Ireland.

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