Gower Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, has welcomed the Welsh Government announcement that there will be support up to £6.3m for hospices in Wales during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Rebecca Evans AM said: “Hospitals provide crucial and compassionate care, and this funding will enable them to continue to provide their services through this crisis.”
The funding comes from the £1.1bn fighting fund created by the Welsh Government to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The funding for hospices is a three-month package of additional support worth up to £6.3m for Welsh hospices.
Rebecca Evans added: “The restrictions that are in place due to the pandemic have led to a drastic drop in income for hospices as fundraising events are cancelled, charity shops closed and campaigns paused. But at the same time, the vital work of hospices must continue. I am very grateful to all those working in hospices for all they are doing to support people and families at this most difficult of times.
On 30 March, the Welsh Government announced plans to release more than £1bn for a fighting fund for the economy and public services. Together with the additional support for business, including a package of rate reliefs, this brings the total funding available to more than £2bn to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic in Wales.