Marie Curie Cancer Care
The Marie Curie Nursing Service helps people who are approaching the end of their lives to remain at home if they wish to, through its nationwide network of Marie Curie Nurses who provide nursing care at home.
We cover 95 per cent of the UK. Our service is free to the people we care for, their families and carers.
Services: Marie Curie Nurses help to provide the nursing care you need. They can provide practical and emotional advice and support for you and the person caring for you. They also have the time to listen to any concerns about your illness or treatment.
A Marie Curie Nurse will monitor your condition and deals with any changes that occur during the visit. To help plan future care, the Marie Curie Nurse will tell the District Nurse about any changes in your condition.
If you would like a Marie Curie Nurse, you should contact your District Nurse (sometimes called the community nurse) who coordinates your care at home. Your GP's surgery will be able to tell you who your local District Nurse is and how to contact them.
Your District Nurse will decide whether to request a Marie Curie Nurse; what periods of care are required and whether to request a Registered Nurse or Senior Healthcare Assistant (depending on you and your carer's needs).
If it is agreed that the Marie Curie Nursing Service is appropriate, your District Nurse will contact Marie Curie Cancer Care and request a visit or visits for dates and times previously discussed with you.
Whilst all the information given in this document was correct at the time of going to press, DIAL Doncaster cannot be held responsible for any subsequent changes.