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Maggie’s Centres operations during the covid-19 pandemic

EDM (Early Day Motion) 93: tabled on 24 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the work of Maggie's Glasgow in providing support to thousands of people with cancer and their loved ones from across the West of Scotland; notes that 2020 was a challenging year for all, but particularly for those suffering from or recently diagnosed with serious illnesses such as cancer; recognises the vital work of Maggie's Centres in providing financial, practical, and psychological support to people with cancer and their loved ones; commends Maggie's Glasgow for continuing to provide safe, face-to-face support for people with cancer during the covid-19 pandemic, as well as telephone, email, and digital contact with shielding individuals; further notes that Maggie's frontline staff provided support to NHS workers at Gartnavel General Hospital during the most challenging periods of the pandemic; sincerely thanks Maggie's' Glasgow staff for their continual provision of people-focused, compassionate, and holistic care to people with cancer; celebrates that Maggie's has been operating in Glasgow since 2002, and at the Gartnavel General Hospital since 2011; is concerned that the pandemic will adversely affect cancer outcomes for years to come; welcomes Maggie's ambitions to operate in the NHS' 60 Cancer Care hospital sites across the UK; and calls on the UK Government to provide the capital costs of eight new Maggie's Centres across the UK as part of post-pandemic recovery efforts to support people with cancer and their loved ones.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.