Response to Welsh government extra £1m for end of life care

Comment published

In response to Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething’s announcement of an additional £1m to further enhance End of Life Care services in Wales,

Simon Jones, Director of Policy and Public Affairs for Marie Curie, said:

“We are really pleased to see the extra £1 million coming into end of life care in Wales as a result of the government’s budget negotiations with Plaid Cymru. The projects funded by this money will lead to important improvements in end of life care in Wales including more research, better advance care planning and more efficient ways in which doctors and nurses can record information about their patients and how best to support them, even when care is needed in an emergency and when a GP practice is closed.”

“We very much hope that the extra £1m committed this year will appear in successive budgets to enable improvements in care to continue at pace in Wales.”

Notes to Editor

About Marie Curie

Please note – we are now called ‘Marie Curie’ (not Marie Curie Cancer Care) 

Marie Curie – care and support through terminal illness 

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance. 

Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, and with its nine hospices around the UK, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.