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Visit from Dr Fran Woodard, Director for England Macmillan, Policy and Research.

Dr Fran Woodhard and Mac Team


 Dr Fran Woodhard and Mac Team

 The Community Macmillan Palliative Support Team (formerly the Community Macmillan Carers) received a visit from Dr Fran Woodard, Director for England Macmillan, Policy and Research.  The team, led by Rachel Hurst, Macmillan Nurse/Manager, gave a presentation on their role in the delivery of palliative care within the community.

Care is provided for adults with an advanced, progressive or incurable illness who wish to receive care at home and the service is designed to give minimum interruption to family and home life whilst giving holistic end of life support as part of a multidisciplinary team. 

Commenting on the visit, Dr Woodard said, "We came away from our visit really inspired and motivated.  The power of focussing so strongly on the patient's quality of life was amazing.  Also the degree of integration with other services rare, but a key to the success.  The individual and collective passion we saw from the team was humbling and the strength and mutual support within it was evident"

'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we have this service at all and well done to you all.'

Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley Bridge Community Hospital