One in four people who need hospice care can’t get it!
Together with hospices and other organisation across the UK, we’re supporting the ‘Open Up Hospice Care’ campaign which aims to ensure that everyone who needs hospice care, gets hospice care.
Currently, hospices around the UK are providing incredible physical, emotional and social support to more than 200,000 people every year, as well as supporting many thousands of families and carers. Young and old, irrespective of faith, ethnicity and gender, hospices are there for them.
But according to new research by Hospice UK, there are still more than 100,000 people with terminal and life-limiting conditions who are missing out on the expert care they need at the end of life. Perhaps they come from a disadvantaged background, or maybe they’ve faced discrimination before. It could be that they’re simply not ware of the help available to them.
It’s these people that it is particularly important to reach. By supporting the Open Up Hospice Care campaign, you’re helping to reach more families.
Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of Hospice UK said, “Sadly, many families of people with terminal and life-limiting conditions are missing out on the care they need for their loved ones at the end of life. Hospices are leading efforts to widen access to end of life care, especially by reaching out to more people in their communities and also working in partnership with other care providers, but we know there is more to be done.”
For further information including how you can support and contribute to this campaign, please visit the Hospice UK website.