The Macmillan Unit is situated at Christchurch Hospital and is part of the Foundation Trust. It is an NHS Unit, supported by Macmillan Caring Locally. The unit offers specialist palliative care to patients with any advanced, progressive, incurable illness with difficult symptoms or problems.
Macmillan Caring Locally operates from the Macmillan Unit and provides funding to enhance care and to provide an attractive, homely environment for patients and their families and visitors. They also provide funds for nursing and medical equipment to improve patient treatment and comfort.
In 2013/14 Macmillan Caring Locally will provide £1,062,000 to support the provision of the community palliative care service, Royal Bournemouth Hospital palliative care team, Macmillan Unit Day Centre and the Psychological and Bereavement Service (Family Support Team) at the Macmillan Unit for 2013/14.
You can find out more about Macmillan Caring Locally at http://www.macmillanlocal.org/