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For further information about Macmillan Caring Locally please write to:

Neal Williams, Trust Secretary, Macmillan Caring Locally, The Macmillan Unit, Christchurch Hospital, Fairmile Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2JX

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or you can use the contact form below. You can also use this form to send us a message to pass on to a patient.

Registered Charity No. 1189412

Macmillan Unit Ward at Christchurch Hospital telephone numbers:

Macmillan Unit, Community Team and patient enquiries: 0300 019 5470
Patient and Family Support Team: 0300 019 5499
Patient and Family Support Team Information Hub: useful resources
Volunteer Co-ordinator: 0300 019 5353

Macmillan Unit Charity

Charity office: 01202 477628
Fundraising Enquiries:

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    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