"The care of my sister Hazel"

About: Darent Valley Hospital

My sister Hazel had been battling cancer for a year and was on palliative care for several months,she was brought into Darent Valley hospital by ambulance on 17th july 2014 with fluid in her abdomen which had to be drained. Hazel was treated firstly in the Clinical Decisions Unit then transferred to Oak ward and on both wards we her family felt she was treated with dignity and respect, sadly Hazel died on wednesday 31st july at the age of 58. We would like to thank every one involved at Darent Valley Hospital who looked after Hazel and communicated so well with us.

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Response from Darent Valley Hospital

Dear Linda We offer you and your family our sincere condolences on the sad loss of your sister Hazel. Losing a much loved family member is always difficult but knowing that they were so well cared for in their final days can offer reassurance that their passing was made as dignified and comfortable as possible. The staff on both CDU and Oak Ward have been notified of your very kind words. With kindest regards The Communication Team Darent Valley Hospital

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