What matters

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 our patients and what matters to them”.