Marie Curie visit

S6 PSE students were delighted to welcome retired GP, Dr Mary Frame, to Kirkintilloch High School to listen to her discuss her work with Marie Curie. She gave a very informative presentation of her role in fundraising for this charity as well as discussing  the work at Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow in  providing expert care and support in a friendly, welcoming environment. She discussed the services available to help support people living with a terminal illness and achieve the best quality of life whether that’s through helping to relieve symptoms, supporting families at a difficult time, or advising  on practical issues. While some people cared for stay at the  hospice for a short period of time, many others are supported at home by their  team of clinical nurse specialists. Dr Frame raised awareness that people may also come for the day for all kinds of therapies, support and activities including: 

• complementary therapies such as massage and acupuncture 

• wellbeing programmes  

• gentle exercises, art and craft groups, games and other social activities 

• emotional support sessions 

• outpatient clinics for expert advice from their  team of specialists 

S6 PSE students appreciated Dr Frame's openness in discussing her work with Marie Curie  and are keen to be part of fundraising in the future.