Representatives from Fife Health and Social Care Partnership (FH&SCP) and Marie Curie have met to discuss the future design of Marie Curie Nursing Service in Fife. The joint workshop was the next step in developing and shaping what the service could look like, as Claire Dobson, Divisional General Manager (West) at the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership explains:

“The day was really positive and discussions reflected the enthusiasm to work together.  With everyone working together the aim is to ensure people in Fife are able to access high quality palliative and end of life care whilst ensuring any service we develop is sustainable and fit for the future. Both agencies face increasing demand and we must be able to adapt to need, particularly as more people will need this type of care in the future. I am hopeful that through these constructive discussions a detailed agreement can be reached.”

Caroline Paterson, Marie Curie Regional Nursing Manager for North Scotland agreed: “I was pleased with the discussions and it was clear that everyone around the table is passionate about getting this right for terminally ill people in Fife. We now look forward to working with the Partnership to fine tune the design of the Marie Curie Nursing Service so it is able to work for everyone. More people are going to need this type of care in the future so it must be a sustainable and flexible service. Funding for Marie Curie services are supported by public donations and I’d urge Fife residents to continue to donate to support terminally ill people.