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June 19, 2014 4:38 PM

Andrew Stunell MP threw his weight behind securing better care for children with life-threatening conditions in Stockport at an event in Parliament this week.

The Westminster event took place during Children's Hospice Week (13-20), the national awareness and fundraising week for children not expected to reach adulthood and the services, like children's hospices, that support them.

Commenting, Andrew Stunell said -

"Providers of children's palliative care offer a vital lifeline to families. Yet commissioning of services, particularly from the voluntary sector, is patchy and inconsistent. Well commissioned and co-ordinated palliative care helps families make to the most of their time together and enables services to develop to meet their needs."

"We need to make sure that health and social care services work together to ensure that these services are joined up and funded fairly and sustainably by the NHS and local authorities to ensure that the excellent care they provide can continue."

Andrew Stunell MP is writing to the NHS's Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group and to Stockport Council to discuss the funding palliative care services supporting children with life-limiting conditions - and their families - in Stockport.