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I would like to leave this comment so that people can maybe know what to expect if they ever have the misfortune to be terminally ill at the cancer ward at Sunderland royal hospital .

I was recently a patient there ,i was opposite a man who was obviously dying of cancer .

This man was in a very bad way and looked to me like he didn't have long to live .

He was left unattended in his bed practically every minute ,

There was no comforting angel (nurse) tending him , no caring doctors at his side, in fact he was just left on his own for at least the last 48 hours of his life .

When he did finally start to show signs of dying in front of me ,which was very distressing to watch , the nurses finally came and tried to resuscitate him ,as if it was a routine they had to go through .

I do not know if this man had any family or friends but no one was with him when he died only nurses doing their job in a matter of fact way ,to be frank like they couldn't care less .

This whole episode terrified me and i thought what a sad way to end your life .

This also made me determined not to end my time at Sunderland royal hospital hematology /cancer wards .

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Response from Sunderland Royal Hospital

Thank you for your comment. We are sorry that your experience and that of one of your fellow patients did not meet the standards which we would hope to provide. Your comment has been passed on to the relevant department so that they can take the appropriate action. If you would like us to investigate further, please contact us on corporate.affairs@chsft.nhs.uk

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