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What do Marie Curie nurses do?

Published on: 3 Mar 2023

Find out about this role at the community and hospice-based charity

What do Marie Curie nurses do?

Marie Curie nurses provide free care and expert support to people across the UK with any terminal illnesses towards the end of their lives, as well as supporting their families.

They generally spend several hours at a time in people’s homes providing care and support, usually overnight. In some areas, Marie Curie offers care for a shorter period or during the evening or day, as well as care at short notice when needed.

Marie Curie nurses also work in the charity’s nine hospices, providing round-the-clock care and support for inpatients, outpatients and their families.
The nurses also provide end of life care coordination and access to fast-track continuing healthcare.

There are just over 2,150 registered nurses and healthcare assistants in the Marie Curie nursing service.

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This is an abridged version of the article What do Marie Curie nurses do and where do they work? which was first published in Nursing Standard. 

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