"Care of the Dying"

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My mother passed away on Simpson Ward at Torbay Hospital after a brief illness. She had been admitted as an emergency on the Thursday following a fall due to increasing heart failure. Despite the best efforts of the medical and nursing staff her condition continued to deteriorate and she sadly left us on the Wednesday just 6 days later. I cannot speak too highly of the care and attention my Mum received from the Doctors and Nurses - despite the ward being very busy they always had time for her and for us as a family. She was kept very comfortable and treated with great compassion and her passing was very peaceful and dignified.

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Please accept our condolences on the sad passing of your mother. We were heartened to hear about the care she received at the end of her life and know what a comfort it is to families when their loved ones can have a peaceful and dignified death. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your experience of palliative care at our Hospital. Your comments have been shared with our staff. South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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