Marie Curie Cancer Care and the British Heart Foundation will work together for the first time to deliver a major palliative care initiative in Lincolnshire.
It will be the first time Marie Curie has worked with a charity dealing with a different disease.
Marie Curie will provide up to £3m to fund the project, while the heart foundation has committed to funding the remaining 35 per cent. The money will finance the establishment and running of a palliative care rapid response team for Lincolnshire, fund research into the economics of various healthcare services and provide patient discharge nurses at local hospitals.
The BHF will share its expertise on heart patients with Marie Curie and hopes to learn about palliative care from the cancer charity.