McArthur voices support for Marie Curie at parliamentary event

10 May 2024
Liam McArthur MSP with Marie Curie Clinical Services Manager Jennifer Gallagher.

Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has reaffirmed his support for Marie Curie following an event in the Scottish Parliament earlier this week.

Mr McArthur met volunteers and clinical staff, including those working at Marie Curie’s hospices in Edinburgh and Glasgow to hear more about the care and support that is provided by Marie Curie to people across Scotland living with a terminal illness, their families and carers. 

In 2022/23, Marie Curie supported almost 8000 terminally ill people either in their own homes or at its two Scottish hospices. At the event this week, Mr McArthur joined MSPs from all parties in backing Marie Curie's campaign to ensure everyone, no matter who they are, where they are or what their diagnosis has access to the care and support they need at the end of life. 

Commenting, Mr McArthur said:

“Marie Curie nurses and volunteers do invaluable work supporting those across Scotland affected by terminal illness. But it’s clear they can and want to do more.

“Sadly too many people in Scotland are still unable to access the care they need and deserve at the end of life. That’s why I’m backing Marie Curie’s campaign to introduce a statutory right to palliative care.

“I’m particularly pleased to see efforts underway to re-establish Marie Curie support here in Orkney. This has proved invaluable in the past and there is no doubt that the need for such support will only increase into the future.”

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