What to expect from our nurses

Marie Curie Nurses and Marie Curie Healthcare Assistants are used to working in people’s homes during difficult times.

They’ll do their best to make you feel comfortable about their presence in your home. Do let them know if you have any questions or concerns.

Our nurses and healthcare assistants offer a high standard of care and expert support for you and your family. All of them are trained and experienced in looking after people at home. They will be guided in the care and support they give by your care plan, provided by your district nurse. They’ll also let your district nurse know about any changes in your condition to help them plan your care.

Marie Curie Registered Nurses

Our nurses hold a recognised nursing qualification and are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. They can:

  • assess, plan and provide for all your nursing needs
  • give you, or give you advice on, prescribed medications including injections and drugs via a syringe driver

Marie Curie Healthcare Assistants

Our healthcare assistants undertake a rigorous training programme and follow our code of conduct for healthcare assistants. They can:

  • give care as set out in your district nurse’s care plan
  • assist with your personal care needs such as washing, dressing and mobility
  • help you take your routine medicines

Will I always have the same nurse?

We’ll try to make sure you are cared for by as few different Marie Curie Nurses or Healthcare Assistants as possible. However, it may not always be possible to have the same nurse or healthcare assistant, depending on the shifts they are working and the demand for our services.

Can I arrange more visits through my nurse?

Our nurses and healthcare assistants are unable to make arrangements for visits directly with you or the person caring for you.

All visits are usually arranged through your district nurse, GP or specialist nurse.
If you have any other questions about our service, you can phone us on 0800 634 4520 (9am – 10.30pm, seven days a week).

More about our nursing services

Find out how to get a Marie Curie Nursewhat happens when you are referred to us
what to do before the nurse arrives and what happens when our nurse is at your home.

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