"care of my father"

About: Colchester General Hospital

I would like to praise highly the staff of Langham ward at Colchester General hospital following the recent end of life care provided for my father. My father was admitted to the ward on 23rd December and received wonderful care from all staff until his passing on 2nd January 2015' I found all the staff extremely caring and compassionate which certainly helped to make his final days more tolerable and more bearable for the family. We all felt there was always someone there for all of us. I would like make special mention of the sister and the nurse who both went above and beyond the call of duty to provide exceptional care, With all the bad press Colchester hospital gets the critics are obviously not experiencing the care provided first hand. Well done and Thank You to you all

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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 Also, could you email me, using the reference “+ve Comment on General Medicine at 04/01/2015 19:50:21”, please so we can pass on your good wishes? Many thanks Paul Searle, Head of Communications Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust info@colchesterhospital.nhs.uk

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