"Excellent care"

About: North Tyneside General Hospital

I want to say a huge thank you to all the staff of ward 12. My mum was recently on ward12, sadly she passed away, but the care from all the staff was exceptional. They showed her respect and dignity at all times which I really appreciate. Even though the staff where very busy, they always had time for her. They were very kind to me and allowed me to stay with my mum, I didn't want to go home and leave her. I wiil never be able to thank them for their kindness and support, they were all amazing. Thank you to all, from the domestic staff, nurses and sisters x

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Response from North Tyneside General Hospital

Dear Linda, Thank you so much for your review of care on ward 12. Can I firstly offer my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mum ? It is exceptionally kind of you to take the time to give any feedback at all during such a painful and difficult period. I do feel incredibly proud of our staff and their commitment to continually improve and provide service of the highest standards at all times. It is lovely to hear you describe the care that your Mum received as exceptional. I can understand why it was so important to you that her dignity was always prioritised. Your kind words have enabled me to fully appreciate just how much these standards of care mean to patients and their families at the end of life. Thank you. Our part in delivering healthcare comes, I believe, with a very special privilege to be with people at such critical moments in their lives, including those times when they are at their most sick, frightened and vulnerable. I was delighted to read about the kind and gentle care that you and your Mum both received whilst on ward 12, and the impact of those special staff who understand the importance of the ‘human touch’. I will, of course, share your thoughtful feedback with the team. I can’t tell you how much it will mean to them. Please take great care of yourself and don’t hesitate to get in touch if there is anything you need, Annie

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