Margaret Mitchell MSP backs Marie Curie call

 

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.”

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For further information contact: Alex Griffiths on 01313 485639, Alexander.Griffiths@parliament.scot or Claire Wilson on 01698 282815, or Claire.Wilson@parliament.scot

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.