I have experienced first hand what great work the Marie Curie nurses do, which is why I am raising money for them. Below is one of the other reason I am trying to raise as much as I can. Please remember to donate
Marie Curie delivers expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance, helping people living with a terminal illness.
In Dorset, Marie Curie nurses typically provide hands-on nursing care overnight. Arriving in the patient’s home at 10pm, they provide medical care, social care and emotional support to the patient and their family; leaving at 7am when the patient’s family take over.
In cases where family support is not available or additional care is required, our Marie Curie nursing team can provide care during the daytime too via their Multi-day visit service. Last year, our team of almost 100 nurses provided over 58,000 hours of care.
We have one of the most significant nursing teams in Dorset, so we’re fortunate. And we have a day time service as well which isn’t available everywhere in the UK. The money raised goes towards our caring service, but we also have other areas such as research and even a support line for anyone to use. In Dorset, we cared for 763 in the year 16/17 and the cost of care in Dorset, that year to Marie Curie, was nearly £1.5m. We have 7 fundraising groups and well over 100 volunteers who do so much to raise money as well as our profile in Dorset.
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