"Dad passed away peacefully with us by his side"

About: Westmorland General Hospital / Langdale Unit

(as the patient),

My father was reaching the end of his life. After a couple of bouts of Noro virus tummy bug in the old people’s home he had lived in for two years or so he became unable to walk alone. Referred to Barrow Hospital acute ward, he made a slight recovery but his advancing vascular dementia meant he was increasingly enable to cope eating or drinking. The staff at the Langdale unit treated him with great care and real care and we felt he passed his last days in very loving surroundings. Dad passed away peacefully with us by his side feeling fully supported and upheld by all the medical staff.

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Response from Lesley Dodd, Acting Matron for Medicine, Langdale Unit, NHS Cumbria

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your Father's care in what must be a difficult time for you.

On the Langdale Unit we pride ourselves on the care we provide and I am very pleased that you and your family felt fully supported by all of the staff who cared for your Father and that your Father recieved the highest quality of care.

I will ensure that your comments are fed back to our team and thank you again for taking the time to comment.

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