Government funding currently provides around half of average hospice funding.
The extra funding includes $1.3 million a year to help address difficulties in accessing palliative care services. That will be more clearly identified through a national stock take of specialist palliative care services due later this year.
For you Hestia. All the more reason to write of your experiences with hubby's care problems, particularly being rural. If you want to read the whole article, it can be found on the National website under the above heading.
Hardly likely to be me  but I did write to him and maybe we all have to get off our bums and send these emails about issues that are affecting our lives and friends - just so we are heard - hopefully. The optimist in me to the fore. How many people actually do it?