York & North Yorkshire

£1.1m boost for North Yorkshire's hospices

Hospices in North Yorkshire have received more than £1.1m of government cash.

Three hospices in the area were awarded money by the Department of Health to invest in improvements. to facilities

Nationwide 176 hospices were awarded grants by the Department of Health from an overall fund of £60m.

More than £7m has been handed to 19 hospices across Yorkshire and the Humber.

Tony Collins, from St Michael's Hospice, in Harrogate, told BBC Radio York: "Obviously times are very tough and we need to look forward to how we are going to cater for our patient need from a reduced senior income.

"So, for the Department of Health to make this commitment to end-of-life care is great, it's encouraging and obviously it's going to help us provide our services."

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