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Briggs Commends Marie Curie’s Work in Lothian

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP for Lothian, thanks Marie Curie for all the excellent work that they carry out across Lothian. In 2016/ 2017 Marie Curie have provided palliative care to 469 people in Lothian in 4,635 visit, 305 of whom were supported through the fast track discharge service. This has meant that 97% of patients supported by Marie Curie have been able to die in their place of choice. There are 31 Marie Curie nurses within NHS Lothian and the 381 volunteers, 148 of whom are based at the Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh, who provide a world class level of palliative care to people living with a terminal illness and give vital support to their families and carers.

Commenting today Miles said:

“I wish Marie Curie in Lothian and across Scotland further success as it aims to help even more individuals and families, and I hope that people across Scotland will continue to give generously to support Marie Curie’s fundraising efforts.”

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  • Please find below a copy of the motion table by Miles

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Title: Commending Marie Curie’s work in Lothian in 2016/17

Motion Text:

That the Parliament is aware of new information produced by Marie Curie providing details of its work and reach in Lothian in 2016/17; notes that during this period Marie Curie saw 469 people in Lothian in 4,635 visits, including 305 people who were supported through the fast track discharge service; is aware that there are 31 Marie Curie nurses within NHS Lothian and that 97% of patients supported by Marie Curie died in their place of choice; commends all of Lothian’s Marie Curie nurses, other staff and its 381 volunteers, 148 of whom are based at the Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh, for what it considers are their outstanding efforts in helping to provide a world class level of palliative care to people living with a terminal illness and to give vital support to their families and carers; wishes Marie Curie in Lothian and across Scotland further success as it aims to help even more individuals and families, and hopes people across Scotland will continue to give generously to support Marie Curie’s fundraising efforts.

Miles Briggs