"Exceptional care"

About: Colchester General Hospital

I write to commend and thank the staff, at Colchester Hospital University NHS Trust, most sincerely for the excellent care given to my mother, who was admitted to Mersea Ward on 20th April and died subsequently on 11th May. I cannot praise the care she received more highly. Thoughtful, empathetic and informative staff, cared diligently for her throughout her final days. They were a great support to my sister and myself and did everything they could to ensure that my mother was comfortable. A combination of circumstances and events leading my mothers admission to hospital, presented challenges which the staff on Mersea Ward managed absolutely superbly to ensure that her end of life was as dignified, comfortable and pain free. I am indebted to the staff for their professionalism, medical care and empathetic pastoral care and shall be ever grateful that my mother’s end of life was managed so beautifully. The care she received was exceptional.

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Response from Colchester General Hospital

Many thanks for your comments and taking the time to submit them. We try really hard to improve our services based on the comments we receive from our patients, their relatives or carers. We have a quarterly At Our Best Awards scheme which recognises staff achievements and thanks them for what they do. It has a team category, an individual and a volunteer category. You could enter the team/the person you were kind enough to write in about, by clicking here! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/At_Our_Best_Awards The Care Quality Commission (CQC) want to know what people think about our services - good or bad. http://www.cqc.org.uk/public/get-involved/share-your-experience Could you also email the Colchester Gazette and ask them to publish a letter? Email is: gazette.letters@nqe.com Lastly, we ask people like you who support our hospital to show that support by becoming a member. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1c0LPjY You’ll get our Mainstream magazine four times a year for free! And don’t forget, you could follow us on Twitter or “Like” us on our Facebook Pages. Many thanks

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