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  • MND end of life care



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    My uncle has discharged himself against the hospitals wishes to die at home.. they have given us thickener but have told us he can’t be fed or give liquid and that we have to let him starve to death??? He knows this but wants water??? Can we give him this with the thickener??? The hospital won’t help us as he has discharged himself...please help

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  • Support

    Hello Portia1966


    I am sorry to read about your uncle’s condition and all that you have been experiencing.

    Here on our Support Line unfortunately we aren’t medically trained so as you have concerns we would suggest for you to get in touch with a health care professional such as his GP if you haven’t already done so. If you need medical support outside of GP opening hours, we have information about accessing services here:

    Many people tell us that they find it helpful to talk to someone about how they are feeling. If you or your uncle ever need a listening ear, please call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 090 2309, or you can get in touch with us through our web chat function here:  

    Best wishes


    Marie Curie Support Line


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  • Portia1966

    Thank you for your uncle passed away early this morning...

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  • Support

    Hello Portia1966


    I’m so sorry to read of the recent loss of your Uncle.


    If you need to talk, we are here for you on the Support Line. You can get in touch with us by calling Freephone 0800 090 2309 or through our online web chat function using the weblink above.


    Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm and on a Saturday 11am to 5pm.


    Take care,




    Marie Curie Support Line 

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