Marie Curie Cancer Care is a registered charity in the United Kingdom which provides care and support to people with terminal illnesses and their loved ones. The charity was established in 1948, the same year as the National Health Service. The Marie Curie Cancer Care charity has a dedicated team of specialised nurses whose life mission is the free end-of-life care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes. Marie Curie Cancer Care has helped over 40,884 people throughout the last year, providing nursing care, free of charge, to terminally ill children.
Dedicated Team of Healthcare Professionals
Almost 2,000 nurses work in the homes of patients across the United Kingdom. They provide expert care and support to the terminally ill and their families. Marie Curie Centre Care is the largest supplier of hospice beds, apart from the NHS. The charity is expanding outpatient and day services at all their hospices reaching 8,391 people in 2013-14.
Marie Curie Hospices
There are nine Marie Curie Hospices across the UK. They provide expert care and the best quality of life for people with terminal illnesses. The quality of life for patients is actively promoted by the charity, as is providing much needed support for their carers and family. The Marie Curie hospices are located in Belfast, Bradford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hampstead, Liverpool, Newcastle, Penarth, and Solihull.
Marie Curie Cancer Care has its very own research team that are fully funded with and external research program. Throughout the past year, the charity has taken forward a number of funding activities to research portfolio in end of life care. It is currently the leading funder of palliative care research. The charity conducts research to find better ways of caring for people with terminally ill cancer. All of their services are free to patients and their carers.