If you have any questions you would like our Support Line Officers or Information and Support Nurses to answer please post them here and we will respond to them as soon as possible.
Support 5 years ago
I am sorry to read about your husband’s condition. Thank you for sharing this with us. It can be difficult to see those you love suffering.
Marie Curie nurses provide end of life care primarily at night, for patients with a terminal illness who are in need of end of life care a referral for this nursing service has to be made by a District Nurse or GP. This link to our nursing service may help you https://www.marecurie.org.uk/help/nursing-services/what-marie-curie-nurses-do . If you think your husband would benefit from our nursing service then please discuss this one of his health care professionals and ask them to contact the team if they feel it is appropriate to do.
You may also like to look at The British Lung Foundation and British Heart Foundation websites, which may offer you further information regarding your husband’s conditions:
Caring for someone can put a lot of demands on your wellbeing, and can be both physically and emotionally draining. It is important to take time to look after your own health and wellbeing as it will benefit both yourself and the person you are caring for. Our website has information on your own needs as a carer. I have included the link https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/being-there/support-carers/your-need
Marie Curie Support Line
There are a range of ways we can help you, from clear, useful information about living with a terminal illness to expert nursing care in your home.