Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown has raised over £11,000 for its 2022 Charity of the Year, Macmillan Caring Locally, based at Christchurch Hospital. Throughout the past year, Haskins’ Ferndown team held various fundraising events in aid of Macmillan Caring Locally, including quizzes, performances, collections, and various challenges. The team also collected donations from customers via the Charity Wishing Well, which is placed at the centre’s exit. Lin Sharp, Fundraising and Communications Director at Macmillan Caring Locally, said: “We could not be more delighted with the support we have received from Haskins Ferndown. The staff were so engaged with us on every level...

Round Table Christmas tree-cycling will help Christchurch hospice Householders can book to have their Christmas trees collected in January and raise much-needed funds for the Mac Unit hospice. Christchurch Round Table volunteers will be carrying out two days of collections, taking away trees from £10, and donating proceeds to the palliative care unit in the grounds of Christchurch Hospital, which cares for 1600 patients each year. Nigel Jarvis of Christchurch Round Table explained: “We are delighted to announce that Macmillan Caring Locally, the charity which supports the Mac Unit, will receive half of all money raised by this year’s tree-cycle, with the other...

A huge thank you to the Heritage Investments Team who came up with an inspired idea to raise funds for our Hospice whilst keeping fit, and enjoying some healthy competition between colleagues. They cycled 442 miles over 24 working hours across both their Christchurch and Wimborne offices on 10th October 2022. 11 members of the Heritage Team took part in the challenge, riding continuously on static bicycles through 24 working hours. The aim of the initiative was to increase the volume of money raised for the Macmillan Unit, with a target of £1000 set. Martyn Gibbens, Heritage Investments Head of Operations said, It's...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 3rd Annual Flutterby Ball Friday 7th October 2022 We had a tremendous evening and we are so grateful to all those who came along and helped us raise a staggering £12,314.88!!!!!! [/vc_column_text][vc_gallery type="image_grid" images="21738,21739,21740,21741,21742,21743,21744,21746,21747,21748,21749,21750,21751,21752,21753,21754,21756,21757,21758,21760,21761,21762,21763,21764,21765,21766,21767,21771,21772,21773,21774,21775,21776,21777,21778,21779" title="Photo Gallery 2022"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type="image_grid" images="21788,21789,21790,21792,21793,21794,21795,21796,21797,21798,21799,21800,21801,21802,21803,21804,21805,21806,21807,21808,21809,21810,21811,21812,21813,21814,21815,21816,21817,21819,21820,21821,21822,21823,21824,21825,21826,21827,21828,21829,21830,21831,21832,21833,21835,21836,21837,21839,21840,21841,21842,21843,21844,21845,21846,21847,21848,21849,21850,21851,21852,21853,21854,21855,21856,21857,21858,21859,21860,21861,21862,21863,21864,21865,21866,21867,21868,21869,21870,21871,21872,21873,21874,21875,21876,21877,21878,21879,21880,21881,21882,21883,21884,21885,21886,21887,21888,21889,21890,21891,21892,21893,21894,21895,21896,21897,21898,21899,21900,21901,21902,21903,21904,21905,21906,21907,21908,21909,21910,21911,21912,21913,21914,21915,21916,21917,21918,21919,21920,21921,21922,21923,21924,21925,21926,21927,21928,21929,21930,21931,21932,21933,21934,21935,21936,21937,21938,21939,21940,21941,21942,21943,21944,21945,21946,21947,21948,21950,21951,21952,21953,21954,21955,21957,21958,21959,21960,21961,21962,21963,21964,21965,21966,21967,21968,21969,21970,21971,21972,21973,21974,21975,21977,21978,21979,21980,21981,21982,21983,21984,21985,21986,21987,21988,21989,21990,21991,21992,21993,21994,21995,21996,21997,21998,21999,22000,22001,22002,22003,22004,22005,22006,22007,22008,22009,22010,22011,22012" title="Photo Booth"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

AFC Bournemouth women have been named Ambassadors of the charity which supports the Macmillan Unit hospice. The team which finished an impressive second in their maiden National League campaign last season, becomes the official figurehead of Macmillan Caring Locally, the charity which supports the hospice, which is situated in the grounds of Christchurch Hospital and provides palliative care for over 1600 people each year. Lin Sharp, Fundraising and Communications Director for the charity said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have all these talented and very dedicated footballers on ‘our team’. “As well as being fantastic athletes and tremendous role models, they...

Divas’ dazzling decade delivers £50k to hospice Highcliffe-based choir Diamond Divas are celebrating after reaching a £50k fundraising milestone for the Macmillan Unit hospice at Christchurch Hospital. The ‘Divas’ pledged to support the Unit 10 years ago and since then, every performance, concert and care home appearance has generated funds for the hospice. Choir co-ordinator Josie Spicer said: “Reaching £50,000 was a very proud moment for us all. Not least because during the last few years under Covid we were unable to perform, but carried on raising money by selling jams, pickles, plants and books at the front gates of various members...

It is with great sadness we announce the death of our retired Macmillan Unit gardener and friend Eric Jesty. Eric’s family and friends are in our thoughts. Eric cared deeply about the Macmillan Unit gardens, and his hard work and passion showed in the beautiful array of colours all year round. A common site during the Summer months are people stopping to admire the rose gardens he tended, and pausing to take in the beautiful scents. The award winning gardens are a very important part of the Macmillan Unit. They are a haven of tranquillity and are cherished by our patients, visitors,...

After Covid thwarted their first attempt, Twynham Masonic Lodge members Robert Ings and John Hawkins have completed a five-day, whirlwind drive from Christchurch to Monte Carlo to raise money for two local charities. Robert and John, along with their wives Serena and Rhona, took part in the European Monte Carlo or Bust challenge, in which fundraisers buy a car for under £500 and drive to Monte Carlo via six countries - Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy - in just five days. The foursome named themselves The Bedrock Masons and decorated their car – a 22-year-old XJS Jaguar –Flintstones-style, before hopping...

"I walked throughout the night and day without sleep" I originally completed the Jurassic Coast continuous walk with Ultra Action challenge group in May 2021. Sadly the true core reason I even thought about signing up to this challenge both in May 2021 and on the 14th/ 15th May 2022 this year was losing my dad to advanced cancer, from being diagnosed to his passing was only 3 months. There is so much I can talk about and just don’t know where to start. My dad was a local, Christchurch born and raised. His name is Keith Nobbs. Dad had a wonderful father...

Hospice charity Trustees sign off after 62 years A Christchurch hospice charity has paid tribute to two retiring Trustees who have together dedicated over 60 years to its success. Keith Lomas and Jean Kelleway have served 44 and 18 years respectively as Trustees of Macmillan Caring Locally (MCL), the charity which supports the Macmillan Unit, in the grounds of Christchurch Hospital, which provides specialist palliative care for around 1600 people each year. As Trustees, Keith and Jean have been responsible for helping to grow awareness and support for the charity’s work and spearheading successful fundraising campaigns, including the current Brick by Brick appeal...

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