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The Welsh Government has today announced £6.4 million of funding to help support hospices and provide end-of-life care across the country.
Last year, the Welsh Government published its End of Life Care Plan, which aims to reduce inequalities in end-of-life care and maintain an individual's dignity in their last days of life.
£2.6 million of funding will be made available specifically for palliative care provided by voluntary-sector hospices and just over £3 millions will be allocated to health boards across Wales.
A £6.4 million funding package to support hospices and provide palliative care across Wales has been announced by the Health Minister Mark Drakeford today.
The new funding for hospices and health boards in 2014-15 will ensure specialist consultant, nurse and other health support for palliative care is available in all parts of the country.
Palliative care focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients, including those nearing the end of their life. Health professionals - including doctors, nurses, psychologists and social workers - work together to relieve suffering in all areas of a patient's life.