- YEAR OF GRANT
- CATEGORYHEALTH & SPORTS
- ORGANIZATION LOCATIONLondon
- GRANT LOCATIONUNITED KINGDOM
- ORGANIZATION WEBSITEwww.mariecurie.org.uk
For constructing a new hospice for terminally ill patients in Glasgow. The project is intended to replace the old facilities with one of the most modern hospices of its kind in Europe. The new facility will offer much improved accommodations, increased space for a comprehensive range of in- and outpatient services, as well as welcoming and support services for families. The new building will also include a centre of excellence for patients with advanced heart failure. The new centre will serve residents of the wider Glasgow area.
The mission of Marie Curie Cancer Care is to care for people affected by cancer or other life limiting illnesses. The organization was established in 1948 as the Marie Curie Memorial Foundation and registered as a charity in 1962. It operates a national network of nurses who provide family support and in-home end-of-life care. In addition, Marie Curie Cancer Care runs 10 hospices across the UK and two centers for palliative care research and provides specialist support. It is involved in a major campaign launched in 2004, “Supporting the Choice to Die at Home.”