Inpatient hospices; application for investment cost funding.
The Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care grants the sponsor/operator of an inpatient hospice, without legal obligation and within the limits of the available budgetary resources, subsidies (grants) towards the eligible expenses for the construction and equipping of new inpatient hospice places in accordance with the general budgetary provisions.
The Free State of Bavaria has a considerable interest in high-quality hospice and palliative care for the population in Bavaria. By establishing a need-based and comprehensive supply of inpatient hospice places, the aim is to ensure that seriously ill and dying people with a far advanced, incurable and life-limiting illness, for which (inpatient) hospital treatment is not necessary but outpatient treatment is not possible, receive the best possible palliative medical and palliative nursing care. The focus of the tasks, in accordance with the will of the affected people and their relatives, is the monitoring of a necessary pain therapy, symptom control and palliative nursing, psychosocial and spiritual care and support.
Inpatient hospices are independent facilities outside of acute inpatient care with special tasks and an independent care mandate. They are small facilities with a family character, usually with 8 to a maximum of 16 hospice places, whereby the spatial design of the facility is to be geared to the special needs of seriously ill dying people. Inpatient hospices are structurally, organizationally and economically independent facilities with separate staff and concept due to their care mission. An inpatient hospice cannot be part of an inpatient care facility.
There is no legal entitlement to investment cost funding for the construction and equipping of inpatient hospices. The Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care grants the sponsor or operator of the inpatient hospice, without legal obligation and within the limits of available funds, upon application, subsidies (grants) towards the eligible expenses in accordance with the general budgetary provisions.
Beneficiaries are sponsors or operators of an inpatient hospice to whom the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Bayerischen Krankenkassen- und Pflegeverbände in Bayern (ARGE) (Working Group of Bavarian Health Insurance and Nursing Associations in Bavaria) has offered the prospect of a supply contract or with whom the ARGE has concluded a supply contract.
Eligible costs are investment costs for the construction and equipment of an inpatient hospice, in particular
- Planning costs,
- Construction costs (e.g., shell, renovation, heating, sanitation),
- costs of interior furnishings.
Type and amount
The Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care grants a subsidy for the eligible investment costs amounting to a maximum of 10,000 euros per hospice place. The grant is awarded by way of project funding as a fixed amount subsidy. There is no legal entitlement to the funding.
- The economic viability of the future operation of the inpatient hospice must be secured in the long term. The basis for this is the written prospect of a supply contract by the ARGE of health and nursing care insurance funds in Bavaria, which will be concluded with the future operator.
- The sponsor or operator of the inpatient hospice must present the total costs incurred for the planned new construction or conversion measure (including equipment). The costs are to be calculated by an architect's office in accordance with DIN 276, broken down into cost groups.
- In addition, a financing plan must show how and by whom the total costs will be financed (own funds, external funds, donations, etc.) and what proportion of this will be provided by the requested co-financing from the StMGP.
- The dates of commencement and expected completion of the project must be provided.
- Measures whose construction or conversion has already begun cannot be funded. The approval of the early start of the measure must be applied for in writing.
The written application must be submitted to the Bavarian State Ministry for Health and Care (StMGP).
After positive review of the application, the StMGP delegates the complete funding procedure to the responsible district government. The respective district government issues the funding decision, pays out the grant and checks the proof of use.
There is no "model room program".
The regulations of the Home Minimum Construction Ordinance and the quality criteria of the framework agreement according to § 39a para. 1 sentence 4 SGB V are to be observed.
The requirements of the concept "Demand planning for inpatient hospices in Bavaria", in particular the basic principles for demand planning contained therein, are to be observed.
The processing time after receipt of the complete application documents takes up to 6 months.
Proof of who will be the sponsor or operator of the inpatient hospice
detailed description of the measure applied for / the future inpatient hospice (concept)
in particular construction plans, concrete proof of need (if required), cooperation agreements with local hospice associations, staff planning for the future inpatient hospice, costs for the ongoing operation as well as start and date of completion of the project
written promise of a supply contract by the ARGE or supply contract with the ARGE
Statement of the total cost of the project
All total costs incurred for the planned new construction or conversion measure, including equipment, are to be presented. The costs are to be calculated by an architect's office in accordance with DIN 276, broken down into cost groups.
Form 'Facts relevant to the subsidy ... - Declaration'.
To be requested in electronic form from the Bavarian State Ministry for Health and Care at the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org and to be completed in full.
if applicable, application for approval of the early start of the measure
The request must be made in writing.
Links to more information
Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege
- Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
- Online transactions, locally limited
- Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
- Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
- Legal bases, locally limited
- Fees, Bavaria-wide
- Fees, locally limited