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A campaign to bring ‘hospice at home at night’ services to the South Lakes has been launched.
The local MP Tim Farron has written to Dr Hugh Reeve asking him to bring in this service. Hugh as the Chair of the GP consortia which has the role of commissioning services for patients in South Lakeland.
Currently after 7pm there is no hospice at home service in South Lakes. Each time a person has to call out an ambulance or get emergency help over night it costs the NHS around £3,000.
Currently there is a ‘hospice at home at night’ being run in Barrow which cares for 200 people a year. Estimates put the potential savings of a ‘hospice at home at night’ service for South Lakes at around £1 million a year for the NHS.