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Table 8 Summary of proposed additional costs, associated with providing end of life care at home 2010–2011 (assuming 1 week of 24/7, end of life care at home for 24 children)

From: Evidence-based planning and costing palliative care services for children: novel multi-method epidemiological and economic exemplar

Service Pay scale Cost Reference
Trained nurses in palliative care 5.5 WTE Band 6 £194464* [30]
Paediatric palliative care nurse 1.0 WTE Band 7 £42221* [30]
Medical Equipment Technician 0.2 WTE Band 6 £7071* [30]
Clinical Psychologist 0.5 WTE Band 7 £17950 [28]
IT support 0.1 WTE Band 7 £4222* [30]
Administrative support 0.5 WTE Band 5 £14435* [30]
24/7 telephone nurse consultation 6.4% of working time (100 hours per annum), nurse WTE Band 7 X 15 nurses £34500 [28]
Travel costs   £20837** [28]
Total cost £335700
  1. *Midpoint salary plus 20% employment on-costs.
  2. **Adopted from Rapid Response Service travel costs [28] with an average caseload of 364 cases a year.