Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care

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Marie Curie Cancer Care is a charitable organisation (a Registered Charity) in the United Kingdom which provides nursing care, free of charge, to terminally ill people, giving them the chance to choose to be cared for at home. It was established in 1948 - the same year as the NHS.

Its registered office is located at Albert Embankment in London. It also has nine hospices for people who need temporary respite care or final care; these are more home-like than standard hospital environments.

This year the charity expects to provide care to around 29,000 terminally ill patients in the community and in its nine hospices, along with support for their families. More than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals help provide this care.

At the nine Marie Curie Hospices, quality of life for patients is actively promoted as is providing much needed support for their carers. Marie Curie provides the largest number of hospice beds outwith the National Health Service (NHS).

Marie Curie Nurses

Research commissioned by Marie Curie Cancer Care shows that 65 per cent of people would choose to die at home. In reality only 25 per cent achieve this.

Every year, Marie Curie Nurses make that wish possible for thousands of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in cities, towns and villages across the UK.

Marie Curie Nurses now care for around 50 per cent of all cancer patients who die at home. They work through the night or during the day to provide care for patients in the...
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