"Care for my dad"

About: Hairmyres Hospital / General Surgery

(as a relative),

My father was admitted following a rapid decline in his health. He was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer which could not be treated.

The staff were amazing. They treated my dad with respect and kindness, declining to move him to another ward as this would have been too stressful for him.

In the 10 days from diagnosis to his death, it was a comfort to my mum and the family to know that the overworked staff found the time to go the extra mile to ensure my dad's final hours were as comfortable as possible.

Many thanks to them all.

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Response from Rosemary Lyness, Executive Clinical Director, NHS Lanarkshire

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Dear Jay Bird,

I am sorry for your loss.

Thank you for telling us about your experience at Hairmyres, I am pleased it was a positive one.

NHS Lanarkshire joined Patient Opinion in May 2013 and we have been responding to submissions since then.

I would like to acknowledge your submission which was posted before we became a member. I would be happy to hear from you again through Patient Opinion or you can go to the “Contact Us” section of the NHS Lanarkshire website to see the other ways to get in touch www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk

I hope your experiences with NHS Lanarkshire have continued to be positive.

Kind regards

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