Macmillan Caring Locally

MCL New Build

The Macmillan Unit provides palliative care for hundreds of terminally ill patients. Our current building is very old and unable to support the vital work delivered by our staff and volunteers. Our new building will make a huge difference to our patients and their families through end of life care.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (268218)

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  • Yours is a wonderful job – very demanding and often sad, but very necessary and hugely appreciated. Your dedication is humbling and your professionalism is impeccable.

    — Patient carer

  • You turned “approaching death” into a less frightening prospect, and when it happened, into a positive experience.

    — Patient family member

  • To all of Dad’s Angels at the Macmillan Unit who looked after him so well – thank you.

    — Patient family member

  • You turned “approaching death” into a less frightening prospect, and when it happened, into a positive experience.

    — Patient family member

  • Yours is a wonderful job – very demanding and often sad, but very necessary and hugely appreciated. Your dedication is humbling and your professionalism is impeccable.

    — Patient carer

  • To all of Dad’s Angels at the Macmillan Unit who looked after him so well – thank you.

    — Patient family member

Situation

Our current unit is too small and does not have the capacity to provide adequate care for the growing number of patients referred. There is a lack of privacy, difficulty in reaching facilities for treatment and not enough space for the unit to function as effectively as it could. This means that patients have to be transported to other parts of the hospital for treatment and sensitive conversations sometimes need to be held in areas that are too open. Referral numbers also continue to grow.

Solution

The new building will mean that patients have all the facilities they need to support them through end of life. Patients and their families will have more privacy and we aim to provide a building that is relaxing, welcoming, peaceful and not like a hospital. In turn, our staff will be able to deliver the high standard of care they already provide but with the space and facilities they need. Our building will be state-of-the-art and the cornerstone for the future of palliative care in our area.