Derbyshire residents can now ask for nursing care by phoning Marie Curie direct on: 0800 206 1464
Derbyshire residents can now contact Marie Curie Cancer Care directly to ask for nursing care for themselves, or the person they are caring for. Marie Curie Nurses provide free high quality nursing care so that people with terminal illnesses can be cared for at home with their families and loved ones.
Marie Curie Nurses work during the day and at night. They help to relieve symptoms such as pain or breathlessness and make people as comfortable as possible. And, they don’t just care for people with cancer. If you have heart failure, chronic lung disease, motor neurone disease or any other terminal illness you can now contact Marie Curie directly to ask for care at home.
Jackie Mason, Marie Curie’s nurse manager for Derbyshire, said: “we particularly want carers who are looking after people at home to know that we can help to support them if they contact us too. Normally the person’s district nurse refers them to Marie Curie and that arrangement won’t change. But, some people do not have a district nurse or they are unsure about the services available. A phone call to us can make things clearer.”
To ask for a Marie Curie Nurse call Marie Curie directly on 0800 206 1464 to find out if you if you qualify. Alternatively, if you have a district nurse ask them to refer you. You need to be 18 or over and living in Derbyshire with a terminal illness requiring nursing care at home. Carers can phone on behalf of the person they are caring for.
See films of Marie Curie Nurses explaining about what they do: www.mariecurie.org.uk/howournurseswork
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