"Compassionate, family-centred care"
About: John Eastwood Hospice, in care John Eastwood Hospice, in care
Posted by Eakring (as ),
When my wife was diagnosed with cancer the whole family was devastated. There was a hope that an operation could remove the cancer but, sadly, it had progressed too far and it proved impossible to remove. The clinical team suggested she be moved to in-care at the John Eastwood Hospice. We did not know the hospice and feared that it would be a very sad place.
How wrong we were! The hospice is a purpose-built, attractive, bright, clean and cheerful place where the caring attitude is tangible. Dr Finn is an inspirational and patient-focussed leader of a dedicated and sensitive professional clinical team and the many voluntary staff support and also help to create the warm and inclusive atmosphere which pervades all activities.
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were always willing to suggest and discuss changes to the medication, the food (which is always of high quality) or the immediate environment of the actual bed space. Throughout, the whole family felt involved in and supported by the compassionate care provided. We will be forever grateful to the hospice team for the quality of life and dignity and for the excellent medical treatment which my darling wife received during her final days to relieve her from her pain and suffering.