More than 1,300 patients a year are having NHS funding for their palliative care withdrawn after living longer than expected, BBC analysis shows.
Terminally ill or rapidly-declining patients are given fast-track support, allowing them to live outside hospital.
From 2018 to 2021, a total of 9,037 people had this funding reviewed in England and Wales, with 47% of them losing all support.
A further 15% of patients had their continuing healthcare support replaced with the more limited NHS-funded nursing care.
Sandra Hanson was referred to the fast-track pathway of the NHS conti