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Round Table Christmas tree-cycling will help Christchurch hospice

Householders can book to have their Christmas trees collected in January and raise much-needed funds for the Mac Unit hospice.

Christchurch Round Table volunteers will be carrying out two days of collections, taking away trees from £10, and donating proceeds to the palliative care unit in the grounds of Christchurch Hospital, which cares for 1600 patients each year.

Nigel Jarvis of Christchurch Round Table explained: “We are delighted to announce that Macmillan Caring Locally, the charity which supports the Mac Unit, will receive half of all money raised by this year’s tree-cycle, with the other fifty per cent going to other local charities.

“The Mac Unit and its staff provide invaluable care and support to a growing number of terminally-ill people and their families each year and it is great to know our efforts will be helping them to carry on their work in 2023.”

People wishing to have their trees taken away can book a collection slot on either January 2nd or 8th, then simply leave their tree* out on their driveway the night before.

Nigel and his fellow volunteers will arrive early in the morning to take it away.

He added: “This year we have expanded our collection areas and will be collecting from all BH23, BH25 & BH5, BH6, BH7 postcodes. But if you are outside of this area, please contact us before booking as we may still be able to help.”

Barry Wilson, Events and Media Manager at Macmillan Caring Locally said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Christchurch Round Table has chosen us to benefit for this year’s collection and hope householders will take this opportunity to get rid of their trees easily and cheaply, knowing they are also helping the Mac Unit.”

To book your Christmas tree collection click here: email: or visit:

*Tree size is limited to 6ft or by prior arrangement. If your tree will be much taller than 6ft please let Nigel and his team know.

Caption: TREE-MENDOUS – Nigel Jarvis (right) and his fellow volunteers at Christchurch Round Table are donating proceeds from their tree-cycle to Macmillan Caring Locally. Pictured left is Barry Wilson, Events and Media Manager at Macmillan Caring Locally.

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