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Hospice UK Public Perceptions, Part Two

The second part of a survey of UK adults, on behalf of Hospice UK. The questions asked in this section are around concerns for future care needs and the public’s perception of the role of hospices in this.

  • Two in five (40%) adults in the UK express concern that they will not be able to die in the place of their choice, while more than two thirds (68%) say they are concerned about funding pressure on the NHS meaning their loved ones or the may not be able to get the hospice care they need in the future.
  • Three quarters (75%) of adults in the UK say that NHS and hospice partnerships improve quality of care in hospitals, however two in five (41%) say they don’t know if the NHS makes the most of hospice services.

Date Published: 12th December 2017

Categories: Health | Public and communities | Third Sector | UK


ComRes interviewed 2,120 UK adults online, between 7th and 8th August. Data were weighted by age, gender, region and socio-economic grade to be representative of all UK adults aged 18+.

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