"My mother was treated with respect and great dignity"

About: Stoke Mandeville Hospital / General medicine

(as a relative),

My mother was admitted to ward 10 Stoke mandeville hospital in late July and passed away in early August. During that time in this ward and the subsequent move to ward 5,her care was of the most exceptional standard. It was a privilege to observe. I spent 7 hours a day with her and witnessed from domestic to sister and everyone between, holistic care personal care and a very high degree of efficiency and attention to detail. My mother was treated with respect and great dignity and if I had to lose her, it was in a way that gave her last days on earth love compassion and comfort. I have put all this in writing to the CEO, but felt I had to share our experiences to a much wider audience. The NHS is knocked all the time by various agencies, but it is only when witnessing it first hand on a daily basis for over two weeks can you really feel qualified to comment.

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Response from Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments following the sad passing of your Mother in August.

Please accept my sincerest condolences.

It is really heart-warming to learn that your dear Mother was treated with respect and great dignity at what must of been a very difficult time for you.

I will ensure that your kind words of praise of our staff at Stoke Mandeville Hosptital are passed on for encouragement and recognition of delivering high standards of compassionate care.

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