Bury MP James Frith is set to meet Health Minister Caroline Dinenage following a request in Parliament this week.
James asked the minister to meet with him and representatives of hospices to discuss his ‘Living Well and Dying Well’ report into the future of hospice care in Greater Manchester.
The report makes a series of recommendations, adopted by GM Mayor Andy Burnham and GM NHS bosses last month, which integrate hospice care more closely into the health and social care ecosystem and provide hospices with a more sustainable future.
“I’m delighted that the minister agreed to meet with me. This is not a party political issue, we should all be concerned about securing the future of our hospices and I’m eager to work with everyone who wants to ensure that end of life care is the best it can be for all patients.”