Hospice UK

Proof there are better places to die than hospital

50% of us will die in hospital and 90% of us don’t want to. We want to show that hospice care can offer a solution. This project aims to identify examples of hospices working with other care providers and demonstrate the economic and human value of these so they can be replicated across the UK.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1014851)

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500, 000 people will die in England this year. Inadequate links between hospitals and services like hospices, and limited capacity means that half of them will die in hospital with no clinical need or wish to be there. This is a huge cost to the NHS and means too many people do not receive the care they need at the end of life. Different ways of partnership working are happening but we have no evidence of the money they save, the increase in quality of care received or if they are replicable.


This project will identify the different ways of working that are happening around the country, evaluate the economic and human value of 6 examples through robust data collection and analysis and determine if they are replicable elsewhere. Then provide local hospices with the tools and evidence they will need to approach care providers like hospitals in order to explore replicating these models in their community.