"Dignity in death"

About: University Hospital Wishaw / Care of the Elderly (Wards 9-12)

(as a relative),

My mother was admitted to ward 11 following a catastrophic brain injury. Doctors had confirmed by scan that she would not regain consciousness and that it was a matter of hours or days before she passed away. The staff were all fantastic. They attended to mum's care needs with kindness and real warmth. Whilst waiting outside, we heard the nurses talking to her the whole time they attended her. My brothers and I took turns to sit with mum round the clock for 2 days until she died on 23rd January. Despite everyone knowing mum would not recover, they looked after us so well. Please pass on my heartfelt thanks from all the family. The staff are doing a marvellous job.  

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Response from Maureen Dobbin, Service Manager Older People's Services, University Hospital Wishaw, NHS Lanarkshire last month
Maureen Dobbin
Service Manager Older People's Services, University Hospital Wishaw,
NHS Lanarkshire
Submitted on 03/02/2020 at 15:38
Published on Care Opinion at 15:38


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Dear plippu,

Firstly please accept my condolences on the passing of your mum. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your lovely comments at such an anxious time. I am delighted to hear that the nurses cared for your mum with dignity and respect at all times and looked after you all. I hope that this gave comfort to you and your family at such a sad time. I will share your lovely comments with the staff as they will be delighted to know that they made your experience a little more bearable.

Best wishes

Maureen

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