Early day motion 1564

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SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPICES IN ENGLAND

That this House notes that across England, 40,000 babies,·children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions rely on palliative care 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would cover 14 per cent of the cost of the clinical care provided by children's hospices, equal to the contribution originally made by the Department of Health in 2006; and urges the Government to address the funding disparity between children's and adult hospices, whereby children's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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 06.09.2018
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 04.09.2018
Bruce, Fiona Conservative Party Congleton 05.09.2018
Cadbury, Ruth Labour Party Brentford and Isleworth 05.09.2018
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 05.09.2018
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 05.09.2018
Davey, Edward Liberal Democrats Kingston and Surbiton 10.09.2018
Duffield, Rosie Labour Party Canterbury 06.09.2018
Frith, James Labour Party Bury North 06.09.2018
Gaffney, Hugh Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 06.09.2018
George, Ruth Labour Party High Peak 04.09.2018
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 13.09.2018
Green, Kate Labour Party Stretford and Urmston 05.09.2018
Hayes, Helen Labour Party Dulwich and West Norwood 09.10.2018
Hill, Mike Labour Party Hartlepool 11.09.2018
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 05.09.2018
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 10.09.2018
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 10.10.2018
Lucas, Ian Labour Party Wrexham 10.09.2018
Martin, Sandy Labour Party Ipswich 04.09.2018
McKinnell, Catherine Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne North 04.09.2018
Moran, Layla Liberal Democrats Oxford West and Abingdon 05.09.2018
Penning, Mike Conservative Party Hemel Hempstead 05.09.2018
Pidcock, Laura Labour Party North West Durham 09.10.2018
Rashid, Faisal Labour Party Warrington South 06.09.2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 10.09.2018
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 05.09.2018
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 10.10.2018
Smith, Laura Labour Party Crewe and Nantwich 06.09.2018
Tami, Mark Labour Party Alyn and Deeside 10.09.2018
Twist, Liz Labour Party Blaydon 06.09.2018
Walker, Thelma Labour Party Colne Valley 06.09.2018
Whitfield, Martin Labour Party East Lothian 06.09.2018