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Tribal politics put to one side as the Scottish Parliament came together along with Marie Curie to mark the National Day of Reflection on the third anniversary of Covid-19 lockdown

On 23rd March, Marie Curie will led the third National Day of Reflection in support of thousands of people who have been bereaved in Scotland, including during the pandemic, to remember family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.

Whether sudden or expected, the death of someone we care about can be completely devastating, and no one should have to go through it alone. Many people are still living with the deep trauma of losing loved ones, and being unable to properly grieve for them.

Marie Curie research projects that 10,000 more people in Scotland will be dying with palliative care needs by 2040, with two thirds of all deaths expected to take place at home, in care homes and hospices. This means there will be a significantly increased number of people who will be bereaved in the coming years with a need to continue, and likely expand, national bereavement support in Scotland to ensure people’s needs can be met.

Whether sudden or expected the death of someone we care about can be devastating; no-one should go through it alone.

I’m supporting Marie Curie Scotland's National Day Of Reflection for everyone in Scotland who has been bereaved, and to call for tailored bereavement support

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