Health Minister Robin Swann has announced the allocation of nearly £8m in support grants to a range of cancer charities in Northern Ireland.
Liz Cuddy, Chief Executive of Southern Area Hospice Services said:
“Southern Area Hospice Services are delighted to have received this funding as part of the Cancer Charities’ Support Fund. I would like to thank The Community Foundation Northern Ireland for considering our application and for awarding Southern Area Hospice Services this funding. This will allow us to develop our community services for people living with a palliative cancer diagnosis and their families and deliver our services to a wider range of patients in the Southern Trust Area.”
The Cancer Charities’ Support Fund will support prevention through awareness-raising, further develop palliative care, and enhance the provision of support for cancer patients and their families.
Commenting on the success of the Funds, Community Foundation Chief Executive, Roísín Wood said:
“The Community Foundation is delighted with the phenomenal response to these important funds, which will provide £7.95 million to organisations supporting people with cancer here. The funds will be available for three years, thereby making an impact over a longer period of time, which we know will create a meaningful difference in the lives of many. Smaller grants across the Cancer Charities’ Support Fund will open on 1 September, and applications can be made online.”
Liz Cuddy, Chief Executive of Southern Area Hospice Services continues,
“The demand for palliative cancer services has never been higher and the staff of Southern Area Hospice Services continue to work tirelessly during this very difficult time and to provide the highest level of care to cancer patients and their families.”
“The pandemic has had a significant impact on cancer services. The Department of Health has launched a Cancer Recovery Plan and the 10-year Cancer Strategy, which has just been launched for public consultation. This funding will help Southern Area Hospice Services provide and expand much-needed community support for palliative cancer patients and their families in the Southern Trust Area.”
For more information on the services provided by Southern Area Hospice Services please visit the website https://www.southernareahospiceservices.org/services.
Announcement from the Department of Health http://www.health-ni.gov.uk/news/health-minister-robin-swann-has-announced-allocation-nearly-ps8m-support-grants-range-cancer
Pictured is Health Minister Robin Swann is joined by Roisin Wood, Chief Executive, Community Foundation
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