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Our Partners Our Mission, Vision and Values Strategic Direction MCPCIL

Our Partners

The Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool (MCPCIL), University of Liverpool, UK was formed in 2004. It is a partnership between The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Marie Curie Cancer Care and the University of Liverpool. The Institute aims to make a real and sustained difference to care at the end of life from bedside to policy through service innovation and improvement, research and development and knowledge transfer to inform clinical excellence.

Our Vision and Mission

The Institute’s vision is that all people experience a pain free and dignified death, regardless of where they die, supported by the very best clinical and compassionate care.

The Institute’s mission is to be a centre of excellence and an international leader in care for the dying from bedside to policy through service innovation, research and development and knowledge transfer. It enables clinical excellence that makes a real and sustained difference to dying people and their relatives and carers, influencing those who shape and deliver healthcare for the dying.

Institute Strategic Direction

The Institute is based within the Cancer Research Centre at the University of Liverpool, with clinical sites at the Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool and the Directorate of Specialist Palliative Care at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust.

The plurality of the Institute enables it to engage with service providers, research structures and training resources across the three environments in pursuit of the strategic aims of both the institute and its partners.

Our Directors

Professor John Ellershaw Director Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Liverpool

Deborah Murphy Associate Director Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool

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