15th April, 2019

A Marie Curie bus has arrived at MediaCityUK, offering free help for anyone with concerns about terminal illness as well as information about how they can support the charity.

The double-decker bus will be in the Piazza for one week from Monday,15th April and people are invited to hop onboard to learn more about the care and support the charity provides for people living with a terminal illness and their families.

Palliative care is treatment, care and support for people with a life-limiting illness, and their family and friends. Research shows that one in four people in the UK miss out on the vital care they need at the end of life often due to lack of awareness of who can benefit from it, how to access it, when they can receive it, and gaps in services. The charity estimates that around 18,200 people in Greater Manchester could benefit from palliative care and support each year.[1]

“Marie Curie is committed to driving awareness of the availability of end of life care services, so if you think you or your friends or family need support, then we’re here to help.”

“Our trained team can also signpost people to our Support Line where they can access emotional and practical support, as well as raise any clinical questions or concerns with an Information and Support Nurse. This could be anything from understanding a diagnosis to explaining treatments or talking through symptoms.”

The Marie Curie bus will be at the Piazza at MediaCityUK until 20th April and will be open between 10am to 5pm.

If you are unable to visit the bus and are in need of support, or have any questions about any aspect of terminal illness, including clinical information, call the Marie Curie Information & Support Line free on 0800 090 2309 or visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/help.

The bus will be visiting the following locations over the coming weeks:

  • 22 – 27 April, Church Street, Liverpool
  • 29 April – 4 May, Parliament Street, York
  • 13 – 16 May, Victoria Square, Bolton
  • 21 – 25 May, Briggate, Leeds
  • 27 May – 1st June, Northgate, Chester