Many people who have life limiting illnesses and for who active treatment is no longer an option wish to remain at home for as long as possible in comfortable and familiar surroundings. Our Marie Curie service works closely with you and your family to choose the nursing care and support that you want at home.

Accessing the service

Usually your district nurse or a member of the palliative care team will be in regular contact with you and it will be one of these health care professionals who will determine whether you could benefit from the service. With your consent a referral would be made directly to the Marie Curie Nurse.

Marie Curie Nurses work predominantly in a person’s home but they can also work in community hospitals and residential and nursing homes. We usually work Monday to Friday 9am-5pm but other times may be offered if you need them.

Your care

We are used to working in people's homes during difficult times and always work with families to make sure that this arrangement is as comfortable as possible.

We provide your nursing care as well as practical and emotional advice and support for you and your family. We will listen to any concerns about your illness or treatment.

Marie Curie Nurses can give any medication prescribed and perform technical nursing procedures including the management of syringe drivers.

To help with planning future care, your Marie Curie Nurse will let the district nurse know about changes in your condition

The team

Our Marie Curie Nurses work alongside district nurses and other health and social care professionals, in Alnwick, Berwick, Wansbeck, Castle Morpeth and Blyth Valley.

Contacts

If you would like to find out more about the Marie Curie nursing service please ask your district nurse or Marie Curie Nurse. Alternatively you can contact the team directly using the following details.

Marie Curie service coordinator


Community Support Office


Nursery Park Health Centre

Ashington

NE63 0HP

Telephone: 01670 394712, Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, excluding bank holidays.

Useful links

Marie Curie

Macmillan Cancer Support