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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To allow for the increased need for high-quality palliative and end-of-life care due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the patients and staff normally located at the Macmillan Unit based at Christchurch Hospital were temporarily relocated to the Derwent, a self-contained unit at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH). The move allowed staff from the Macmillan Unit to work closely with their nursing and therapy colleagues at RBH, and also enabled other staff to gain valuable experience working in palliative care. "It doesn’t matter where we’re based, we can still provide the same high quality of care as long as our focus is on...

"Return of The Mac." Patients and staff from the Macmillan Unit have returned home to Christchurch after having been temporarily relocated to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH). To allow for the increased need for high-quality palliative and end-of-life care due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the patients and staff normally located at the Macmillan Unit based at Christchurch Hospital were temporarily relocated to the Derwent in April, a self-contained unit at RBH. The move allowed staff from the Macmillan Unit to work closely with their nursing and therapy colleagues at RBH, and also enabled other staff to gain valuable experience working in palliative care. Laura...

Join us every Friday night at 7.30 pm for our virtual quiz. Barry our Quizmaster will host an hour of questions and entertainment on our Facebook page. To join in go to our Facebook page here in plenty of time before the event starts. Get a pen, paper and refreshments ready and keep an eye out for the Facebook live event starting at 7.30 p.m. Each week the quiz will have a theme, so make sure you check our Facebook page events for details in advance. This event is free of charge, but if you would like to make a donation to...

On Monday 10th February, we welcomed John and Tommy who organise the White Christmas Dip to say a huge thank you. Since starting the Dip in 2008, the annual event has raised a phenomenal £250,000 so, of course, we wanted to say a huge thank you to them for their amazing work. It was great for our nurses and other staff to meet John and Tommy and show them around the unit to see how their support makes a difference for our patients and their families. Thank you so much boys - you are superstars!...

You are invited to drop in to view the plans and give feedback on an innovative care-led development proposal for a new Macmillan Hospice, additional NHS health facilities and a retirement living village at Christchurch Hospital. Friday 17th January 2020, 10 am to 7 pm Saturday 18th January 2020, 10 am to 4 pm at Christchurch Hospital, Fairmile Road, Christchurch, Dorset. BH23 2JX more information can be found at www.christchurchcaring.co.uk free parking on site during these times...

Our Christmas Day Plans We have your Christmas Day plans sorted! (Wake up time may need to be adjusted with kids ?) Join us on Christmas Day morning for this incredibly popular event - have a refreshing dip in the sea with hundreds of others and raise money for MCL. What better way to kick off your Christmas! Sign up here: www.whitechristmasdip.co.uk The Macmillan White Christmas Dip...

Dippy Needs You! We want to get The Macmillan White Christmas Dip out there to as many people as possible! Do you have somewhere you can display a poster or leaflet? Maybe a shop, restaurant, vehicle or even your living room window?! We have all different sizes available! The banner is also available if you have somewhere which could display it?! Let us know and we can get them to you! Maybe 'Dippy' the Seal could come and visit you? Contact barry@macmillanlocal.org for more! ...

Partnership with Co-op Christchurch Thank you so much to Co-op on Fairmile Road for supporting us this year AND choosing to support us again in 2020! The team have been collecting, selling our Big Bob and Sunny's Journey books, holding fundraising days and encouraging shoppers to sign up to their membership cards so that Co-op can make more donations! This year they have raised an amazing £2,800 for Macmillan Caring Locally! Make sure you have signed up for your Co-op membership card - select us as your charity and every time you shop, Co-op will make a donation to us!...

Thank you to the Christchurch Lions Over the years, we have received outstanding support from Christchurch Lions - from fashions shows to fun days they have done it all! Recently, they popped in with a staggering £3,380.19 which they kindly donated to us. We are so grateful to the Lions and all their members, past and present, for the outstanding support they have given to us throughout many, many years....