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£400,000 for Berkshire hospice

A hospice in Reading is to receive a government grant of more than £400,000.

The Duchess of Kent House, in Liebenrood Road, has been awarded £456,943 as part of a £60 million government grant aimed at improving care environments across England.

Pamela Chatfield, care services manager at Duchess of Kent House Hospice, said: "We are proud to receive this award to ensure that we can maintain our high standard of specialist palliative care.

"The improvements to living spaces and our reception area will have a far reaching and positive effect on our patients, their families and our staff."