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New Year, New Beginnings…. New Website!

New Year, New Beginnings…. New Website!

A very warm welcome to 2020 and also to our shiny new website! We hope that you enjoy browsing through our news and plans for the year ahead and find all the information you need. Any feedback or comments are welcome!

As a new year dawned at Macmillan Caring Locally, a wave of anticipation drifted through the charity office and Mac Unit. The prospect of significant developments with our new building has triggered a hive of activity within the fundraising team and staff and volunteers throughout the unit are full of enthusiasm for the new year and with it, new beginnings.

We have already received an incredible amount of support for our Brick By Brick appeal and we are very much looking forward to its long awaited official launch! With many opportunities for events and fundraising, we are hoping all of you lovely people will come together with your community and get involved. Our Chuck our Change boxes have been an absolute hit so if you haven’t got yours yet, give us a shout. Our fabulous book, Big Bob and Sunny’s Journey, has been very popular with children and is available to buy on the website. Plus, if you need some inspiration for fundraising, grab a copy of our F-Word – a little book full of ideas to help you do your own thing to raise some valuable pennies for our amazing new building.

All the details about our events are available on the website so if you fancy a challenge, a laugh or just the opportunity to do something different, get yourself signed up and Barry will be in touch. Details of formal launch events and opportunities will also be available soon but information about how to support us, whether you are a trust or foundation, corporate or individual, are listed on the website too.

So, if like many of us, your new year resolutions are starting to wane already….. fear not! We have loads of opportunities throughout the year for you to do something amazing. Any fundraising you can do will be hugely appreciated! You’ll then be able to pat yourself on the back, tell your friends how awesome you are and best of all, you’ll get us another step closer to completing our new, state-of-the-art specialist unit – a landmark for the future of palliative care! What’s stopping you?!

Keep in touch, let us know how your fundraising is going and if you managed to convince your friends to take on any of our challenges! We look forward to hearing from you and bringing you more great news throughout the year. Bring it on 2020!!

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