"Compassionate care for my dying father in law on ward D43"

About: City Hospitals Sunderland

(as a relative),

My father in law was admitted to ward D43 after suffering injuries after a fall. He also had a heart condition and was diagnosied with Alzheimers. During the time he spent on the ward he was treated with dignity and respect and the care given was of the highest standard. I was present during visiting time when his condition deteriorated and he suffered a heart attack. The staff team were very supportive and compassionate throughout informing the family of the clinical interventions that had been given and assisting the family present to be with him whilst he passed away. He was also moved to a room in order for the rest of the family attending the ward to say goodbye to him, The family cannot thank the staff team enough and they have certainly renewed our trust and faith in the NHS.

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