Attack for The Mac

Hospice launches Golden Anniversary with exciting fitness fundraiser ‘Attack for The Mac’.

Fundraising for The Macmillan Unit’s 50th anniversary year got off to a strong start with a gruelling, five-hour, exercise class called ‘Attack for the Mac’.

Over 80 brave participants took part in the event at The Village Hotel Bournemouth’s leisure club (on Saturday January 20th).

Leanne Giddings is Community and Events Fundraiser for Macmillan Caring Locally, the charity which funds The Macmillan Unit based at Christchurch Hospital.

She explained: “We are so grateful for the amazing support from The Village Hotel Bournemouth which is one of many local businesses to have signed up as a Golden Partner for our 50th Anniversary in 2024.

“Attack for the Mac involved five hours of back-to-back Les Mills Body Attack, which is a high intensity exercise class.

“The event was extremely well attended with many participants attempting and successfully completing the full five hours, raising a total of £2445.35 through their amazing strength and determination.”

She continued: “The atmosphere was incredible! It felt so special to come together to take on such a tough challenge.

“We can’t thank everyone at the leisure club enough for their support, and the inspirational instructors Roxanne Launder, Holly Munroe-Neill, Daniel Scott, Matthew Usher, Charlie Banfield and Steve Williams, who gave up their time to make it happen.”

Roxanne Launder, Leisure Club Manager at Village Gym Bournemouth said: “It was an incredible event for such a good cause. Macmillan Caring Locally is close to the hearts of so many of our members and it was an honour to host. A big shout out to all the instructors and everyone who took part!”

During 2024, Macmillan Caring Locally is appealing for local businesses, organisations, groups or clubs to become Golden Partners and join the charity in celebrating this special year, helping to raise awareness and much needed funds.

Neal Williams, Trust Secretary of Macmillan Caring Locally said: “The Mac Unit has been providing a vital service to the community for 50 years and the support of local people and businesses has and always will be, key to our work.”

For more information on how to become a Golden Partner and the benefits available, please email Fundraising Director, Lin Sharp: or phone: 01202 477628.

List of pharmacies 

 Pharmacy name and address

Phone Number

100 hour pharmacy


Asda Pharmacy

St Pauls Road, Bournemouth,BH8 8DL

01202 298900


Bournemouth East

Castle Lane Pharmacy
482 Castle Lane West Bournemouth, BH8 9UD

01202 772110


Bournemouth West

Ferndown Pharmacy
487 Ringwood Road, Ferndown, BH22 9AG

01202 892666


East Dorset

Tesco Extra Pharmacy
Yarrow Road, Mannings Heath Poole, BH12 4NX

01202 457447 or 01202 367447



Asda Pharmacy
West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1JQ

01202 207000


Poole Central

Equipment – Is useful for wheelchairs and other equipment

Guide for people nearing end stage of life :

Brief Drugs List for GPs



Morphine sulphate 2.5-5mg SC PRN (10mg in 1ml injection)

(alternative if taking PO or eGFR<30 – Oxycodone 1 – 2.5mg SC PRN (10mg in 1ml injection))

[Please take background opioid into account when prescribing doses for anticipatories]


Midazolam 2.5-5mg SC PRN (10mg in 2ml injection)


Glycopyrronium 200mcg SC PRN (600mcg in 3ml injection)

(alternative for secretions: Hyoscine Butylbromide 20mg/ml injection)

Nausea :

Levomepromazine 6.25mg SC PRN (25mg in 1ml injection)

(alternative for nausea: Haloperidol 1.5mg SC PRN (5mg in 1ml injection)

Water for injection

Dexamethasone 3.3mg SC OD-BD (equivalent to 4mg PO) if risk of steroid withdrawal/Addisons during terminal phase.

Day/Time Example Timetable
Monday - AM

9am MMU Ward Hand over; 9:30am Tour of MMU

10m Consultant Ward Round, MMU

Monday - PM

12pm Ward Nurses - syringe driver administration (treatment room)

1:30 Nursing Handover – MMU (ward office)

MMU – Admission Assessment(s) with ward doctor

Tuesday - AM

9am Ward Hand over

9:20am Referrals Meeting on MMU

10am Community visiting with Specialist Nurse

Tuesday - PM

12:30 Journal Club – MMU (doctors office)

2pm Introduction to Patient and Family Support Team

3pm Introduction to Welfare and benefits Advisor

Wednesday - AM

9am Ward Hand over

9:20am Referrals Meeting on MMU

10am Consultant ward round - MMU

Wednesday - PM

2pm Doctor/Nurse Home Visit with Specialty Doctor

Thursday - AM

9:15am Multi-Disciplinary Team Meeting on MMU

Thursday - PM

2pm Introduction to Palliative Rehabilitation with Physiotherapist

3pm Introduction to Complex Discharge Planning in terminal illness

Friday - AM

Hospital Palliative Care Team Ward Visits

Friday - PM

2pm Introduction to Personalised Care Plan for the Last Days of Life with End of Life Care Nurse

4pm Debrief / sign off