"Cannot thank enough all the people who cared for my father"
About: The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House King's Lynn PE31 6BH The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (King's Lynn) The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (King's Lynn) King's Lynn PE30 4ET
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Following cancer diagnosis for my father Macmillan nurses were on hand to provide care and support for him. Care for my father was also coordinated with other care providers – Marie Curie and Hospice at Home towards the end of his life, all the providers shared notes about my father to ensure they were all able to provide the continuous palliative care he needed seamlessly. My father received outstanding care from them.
In his final week when I visited him at home I was amazed to see nurses from Tapping House Hospice at Home washing his hair and keeping him as up-beat as possible. The attention and kind-heartedness shown was outstanding.
My father was given medical treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, I cannot thank Dr Lewis and his team enough for the care and kindness shown whilst my father was on Dr Lewis’ ward. The care and compassion was amazing, on one occasion when my father was particularly poorly and a bed was not immediately available Dr Lewis took my father into his office and sat with him until a bed became available.
Sadly, care on some of the other wards was not as good, there were times when my father was left dirty and clothes went missing, these were particularly shocking instances.
The care and support from Norfolk Hospice has continued since my father passed away. My mother is receiving aftercare for the bereaved helping her to socialize and come to terms with the bereavement.
This is an amazing set up in Norfolk, I have spoken to friends in Kent, where I live, who have never heard of this model of care for terminally ill patients.
I really cannot thank enough all the people who cared for my father.