Stuart McMillan MSP has lent his support to help improve the lives of people in Scotland living with terminal illness.
Meeting with representatives from Marie Curie, the terminal illness charity, Stuart 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.
Stuart McMillan MSP said:
“Marie Curie provide an invaluable service to those living with a terminal illness, and their families – their nurses, hospices and other services offer expert care, guidance and support to help people get the most from the time they have left.
“I know that people within my Greenock and Inverclyde constituency have benefitted from Marie Curie’s support, and I’m grateful to all involved in the charity who help people at the end of their life.
Susan Brown, Marie Curie said:
“Thank you to Stuart for supporting our call that everyone should get the care and support they need at the end of their life, regardless of their condition.”