Major Gifts

Major Donor Gifts

“Yours is a wonderful job – very demanding and often sad, but very necessary and hugely appreciated. Your dedication is humbling, and your professionalism is impeccable.”

Can you help us build our new home by making a significant donation to the Brick by Brick appeal?
Our specialist palliative care unit provides patients and their families with a retreat and a place where they can get the support and care that is so vital when suffering with a terminal illness. The staff and volunteers who run the unit are dedicated, incredible people who give so much for our patients and this is reflected in the feedback received by the unit.

“In April 2017 I lost my Mum to cancer. She spent her last hours in the Macmillan Caring Locally unit. By that time all hope was gone but the members of staff and volunteers exhibited the very best qualities found in humankind. They provided dignity to my mum and treated her with respect. I want to share one small story with you all. They suggested that Dad and I left Mum’s room to take a break and grab a cup of tea. Mum was no longer able to talk and was lapsing in and out of consciousness. When I returned, 20 minutes or so later, I found two volunteers in her room chatting, including mum in a three-way conversation about nothing in particular. The amazing thing is that they didn’t see a cancer patient who was dying, they just saw my Mum. And that is what makes them special.”

However, built in 1974, the unit is struggling to support the services our team strive to provide or an environment that is fit for purpose to care for our patients.

The Brick by Brick appeal will be launched to raise funds to build a new Macmillan Unit. With your help, we can build a new palliative care unit that will provide our patients with a restful and homely environment in which to spend their precious remaining time. The new building, while not feeling like a hospital, will be designed to accommodate the needs of patients with life limiting illnesses.

Due to the generosity of our local community, we have been able to set aside £5M for a new building over the last 35 years. However, we still need to raise a further £5M to complete and equip the new unit.

If you are able to offer a significant donation, we would love to work with you to ensure that your funds have the impact you desire. We offer a tailored service to meet your needs as a major donor, we will acknowledge your gift in the most appropriate way for you and your family or ensure anonymity if required. Maybe you would like to fund a bedroom or consultant’s room and name it after a loved one? Or perhaps some state-of-the-art technical equipment is more appealing? You may prefer to fund ongoing costs over several years and become an ambassador for our work? There are many possibilities and we will work with you to find the right project.

Our Capital Appeal Director, Lin Sharp, would be delighted to meet with you to discuss your wishes. Lin will be there for you throughout the whole process and beyond to update you on progress and arrange site visits or meetings.

Please help us to secure the future of our services by donating to this much needed specialist palliative care unit – we would love to see you at the opening ceremony!

Please contact Lin at or call 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