Pallaitive care services expanded in new partnership.

St John's Hospital location of MacMillan Centre
St John's Hospital location of MacMillan Centre

A ground-breaking partnership between Marie Curie Cancer Care, NHS Lothian and Macmillan Cancer Support has begun delivering specialist palliative care services in West Lothian.

It is the first time the three organisations have come together in Scotland to provide dedicated services for patients with any advanced, progressive and incurable illness, and support for their families.

The West Lothian Palliative Care Service, based at The Macmillan Centre at St John’s Hospital in Livingston, will be officially launched today (30 July 2014).

It will offer a range of free services to provide patients, and the people caring for them, with specialist support and advice – whether in hospital, in their own home, in a community hospital or in a care home.