Graham Simpson 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 recently, Graham 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.
Graham Simpson MSP said: “Marie Curie is an exceptional charity that supports thousands of Scots every year who have a terminal illness.
“I back Marie Curie’s call that everyone should get the care and support they need at the end of their life.
“In my Central Scotland constituency 51 Marie Curie Nurses cared for nearly 4,000 people in their own homes in 2017/18. If you are able, please donate so that thousands of Scots who are living with a terminal illness can continue to be supported by Marie Curie.”
Susan Brown, Marie Curie said: “Thank you to Graham for supporting our call that everyone should get the care and support they need at the end of their life, regardless of their condition.”