Macmillan Caring Locally

The Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital is a Specialist Palliative Care Unit and Hospice for patients in South East Dorset and South West Hampshire. The charity, Macmillan Caring Locally (MCL), works in partnership with the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust to provide the services at the Macmillan Unit and in our community.

The unit is supported and funded by Macmillan Caring Locally providing an exceptional standard of care and a homely environment for patients, their families, and visitors. The charity also provides nursing and medical equipment to improve patient treatment and comfort.

We are proud to say that all the proceeds of the Dip go to Macmillan Caring Locally (and have exceeded £300,000 since we started dipping!). MCL is a very deserving organisation which gives vital care to those affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses at the Macmillan unit at Christchurch hospital and in the community. This service is made available around the clock 365 days a year.

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