Marie Curie Cancer CareJune 17 2014
Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal illnesses.
The charity is best known for its network of 2,000 Marie Curie Nurses, who work in the homes of terminally ill patients across the UK, providing practical care and support.
Marie Curie Cancer Care also operates nine hospices across the UK, providing expert care and the best quality of life for people with terminal illnesses.
There are Marie Curie Hospices in Belfast, Bradford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hampstead (London), Liverpool, Newcastle, Penarth (near Cardiff) and Solihull.
Marie Curie Cancer Care is a leader in research into the best ways of caring for people with terminal illnesses, and how care could be improved in future. The charity has it’s own research teams, and funds external research programmes.
The charity also campaigns for more patients to be able to be cared for and die in their place of choice. Research shows around 63 per cent of people would like to die at home if they had a terminal illness, with a sizeable minority opting for hospice care.
Marie Curie Cancer Care operate a free helpline 0800 716 146