Service case studies
Take a look at some of our case studies to find out more about our services and the difference we make for patients and their families, as well as how we can help you and your organisation.
Recent case studies include our Hospice at Home service in Cardiff, our Fast Track service in Dorset, our award-winning Marie Curie Companions volunteer service in Musgrove Park and the work we're doing with Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust to deliver better palliative care to patients.
The Marie Curie Hospice at Home service provides expert, round-the-clock support, enabling more people with a terminal illness to die in the place of their choice. In 2016-17, 5,046 visits were made in patients’ homes, an increase of 746% from 2014-15, before the service began.
Marie Curie Seniors Nurses ensure patients in Dorset who are eligible for Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Fast Track funding get the right care, in the right place, at the right time. In 2016-17, 1,600 referrals were received for Fast Track funding at home and in nursing homes which the Marie Curie team co-ordinated, and 57,000 hours of care were delivered for those patients.
Our innovative, jointly-funded Marie Curie @ Northumbria service partnership ensures people with palliative care needs have co-ordinated, responsive and patient-centred specialised care and support in hospitals and the community. Patients were seen by our hospital teams 2,620 times in 2016, an increase of 216% since before the partnership in 2014.