Marie Curie


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Your support will provide tangible funding for Marie Curie nurses working throughout Scotland, allowing us to grow our service and reach more people locally. Your support will reach directly into your local communities, every day of the year.

  • Every £20 raised provides another hour of specialist nursing care
  • £3,000 provides an additional 150 hours of nursing care in your local area
  • It costs £6,500 to provide a day of care for every patient at each hospice
  • £19,000 pays for a Marie Curie nurse for a whole year, working in your local community
  • 360 Marie Curie Nurses in Scotland support patients in 31 out of 32 local authorities
  • Our hospices in Edinburgh and Glasgow care for over 2,388 patients each on an annual basis, whether this is as in-patients or in our out-patient department
  • Last year in Scotland, Marie Curie cared for 5,692 terminally ill people in their own homes
  • Our hospices also provide support to family, friends and carers in our Day Therapy Unit and our Bereavement Service offers counselling both pre and post bereavement

The Marie Curie Nursing Service in Scotland offers end of life care to terminally ill patients in their own homes. We have around 400 community nurses in Scotland who provide practical hands on care and support to over 4,000 terminally ill patients every year. Our nurses also provide respite to the family and carers, at an often difficult and distressing time.

"I was engaged the year my Mum was diagnosed with cancer and ended up bringing the wedding forward so she could see me get married. The Marie Curie nurses even helped with the wedding planning. They would flick through wedding magazines with Mum to help her pick wedding flowers. This really made Mum feel involved in the planning – she couldn't leave the house to do other stuff with me like help me pick my dress, but she could get involved this way. It really lifted her spirits.

I really feel for families who don't get support from Marie Curie nurses. They play the most vital role; they make your worst nightmare as bearable as possible. I am forever grateful we were lucky enough to have a Marie Curie nurse with us at the end."

Whilst the majority of people in the UK are still dying in hospital, research shows that 63% would not choose to die within a hospital environment. Marie Curie has made a commitment to reach more people to ensure terminally ill patients receive the highest quality of care, at the end of their lives and enabling people to die in the place of their choice.