Frank swam Everest!

Frank is 6 years old. He really liked hearing about how Captain Sir Tom Moore enjoyed seeing Everest in the story of his life, and the amazing things he did. South Base Camp is in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 metres and Everest stands at 8,849m at its height. Frank decided to swim the difference of 3,485m, and to raise £348.50 for our charity.

During his Easter holidays Frank swam 140 lengths (of 25m) at his local pool to raise money just like Captain Tom did to helps lots of people. Frank said he liked Captain Tom’s quote when he said “The first step is always the hardest, but unless you take that first step, you’ll never finish” and “you can do and be anything you want”.

Frank smashed his fundraising target, and raised an amazing £605.00 to help us continue our work looking after our patients in our Hospice and at home in the community.

Thank you to everyone who helped me raise funds for Macmillan Caring Locally. I never thought I’d get past my goal. Thank you for my medal, I am looking forward to meeting a Nurse to find out the difference my fundraising makes. Frank.

We were thrilled to have Frank as one of our youngest fundraisers, and as we couldn’t meet up due to current restrictions, we sent Frank his medal, a poster and some goodies, and had a ‘Teams” call with him, his Mum and our Lead Nurse Louise, so we could thank him personally and explain the difference his fundraising makes.

You can find out more about Frank’s challenge and support his fundraising here.

Well done Frank!

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