"Palliative care in the Leigh ward"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Older people's healthcare East Surrey Hospital Older people's healthcare RH1 5RH
Posted by Bob in North Bay (as ),
In late May 2013, my mother was treated in the Leigh ward after a partial hip replacement necessitated by a fall at her home. I was able to visit her from Canada a few days before her death in early June and my wife and I spent quite a bit of time as visitors on Leigh.
We were most impressed and grateful for the kindness and professional care extended to my mother. The room and linens were pristine and she was kept clean and as comfortable as possible. Every time we arrived she was resting in a well made bed with her hair brushed and looking cared for. She was afforded the opportunity to exit the world in a dignified and appropriate way.
While all the staff were friendly and respectful, we were particularly appreciative of senior nurses Teresa Davies and Elizabeth (whose last name I do not know). We hope that our daughter, who is just entering nursing, can demonstrate the same professional efficiency without losing the compassionate touch. These nurses seemed to have those things in balance.
Thank you to all the staff on Leigh that cared for my mother.