"My Wife's final admission and care."

About: Hinchingbrooke Hospital / Accident and emergency

(as a relative),

My wife was admitted to Hinchingbrooke hospital in Huntingdon as an emergency. From the outset it was fairly clear to me she wouldn't be coming home again. When taken to A&E she was given fantastic care and every effort was made to repair her. She was operated on immediately but sadly after 12 days in critical care she passed away. As with the A&E, the Critical Care Unit gave her fantastic nursing and medical care and although we didn't get the result we hoped for, no effort was spared trying.

All during this 12 days, what was most amazing and memorable for me, was how both departments cared for me also. I was supported throughout and gently prepared for what was to come. They made sure I had food and rest when needed as well as the support.

I was able to recommend a nurse from A&E for a local award for her individual care and attention. She won it! . unfortunately the entry date closed before I could do the same for The Critical Care Unit, but I would like to pay tribute to them all for a truly wonderful nursing and medical experience. By being so caring, they made my wife's passing a transition she would have loved. Please give them all a huge 'THANK YOU'.

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Response from Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust

Dear Hughsie

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a positive review of the care your wife received at Hinchingbrooke - at what must be a difficult time for you personally. We are truly sorry for your loss, but heartened to hear that you appreciate the end-of-life care your wife received and the support and advice you received yourself. We hope this goes some way towards helping you to remember the good times with your wife, and towards alleviating the grief that you must feel at this time. A huge THANK YOU' to you, too.

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