Margaret Mitchell MSP backs Marie Curie call
Margaret Mitchell MSP has lent her support to help improve the lives of people in Scotland living with terminal illness.
Meeting with representatives from Marie Curie, the terminal illness charity recently, Margaret was interested to hear about efforts to ensure that everyone should get the care and support they need at the end of life.
Marie Curie supported over 8,600 people in Scotland last year through their hospices, nursing care and support services. Every five minutes someone dies without the care they need, often missing out on care because they have a condition other than terminal cancer such as organ failure or Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and frailty.
Margaret Mitchell MSP said: “It was great to have the opportunity to catch up with Susan and Michael from Marie Curie. These representatives and the volunteers who support the charity do truly amazing work supporting not only those living with a terminal condition but also those caring for people with a terminal illness. Much of this work is done through hospices, nursing care as well as through an information and support service”
Susan Brown, Marie Curie said: “Thank you to Margaret for supporting our call that everyone should get the care and support they need at the end of their life, regardless of their condition.”
Notes to Editors
Please note we are now called ‘Marie Curie’ – not Marie Curie Cancer Care
Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness.