"Loving care at the end of a life"
About: Victoria Hospital / Medical Oncology Victoria Hospital Medical Oncology KY2 5AH
Posted by Pass the baton (as ),
My mother was diagnosed with untreatable cancer. Her last 2 weeks were an emotional time for her and the close family.
The staff in the ward including the consultant, registrars, palliative care nurse, nurses in charge and other nursing staff and ward orderlies provided us with the best possible professional advice and clinical support. They managed Mum's care in her last days and hours so that her pain was minimized but she remained aware and lucid so that she was able to say her final goodbyes to the family. They treated her as a unique person, with love and dignity.
The staff reminded us that everyone has to die. With this quality of care delivered within the NHS I no longer feel it is something to fear.