ELLESMERE Port and Neston MP Andrew Miller has given his support to help local children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.

Mr Miller made the pledge at a Westminster event held by children’s palliative care charity Together for Short Lives, which took place during Children’s Hospice week.

After meeting with Anna Gill OBE - a parent carer of a young person with a life-limiting condition – and representatives from Together for Short Lives, the charity behind Children’s Hospice Week, Mr Miller 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 contracted and co-ordinated palliative care helps families make to the most of their time together and enables services to develop to meet their needs.

“It is essential that health and social care services work together to ensure that services – including those offered by the wonderful Claire House in Bebington - are joined up and funded fairly and sustainably by the NHS and local authorities to ensure that the excellent care they provide can continue.”