"Invaluable help and support provided in my husbands last days"
Posted by Quote594 (as ),
My husband who died in June 09 was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in August 08. We were immediately provided with a whole raft of support and advice which I found invaluable. As he became weaker the District Nurses visited regularly and organised help such as day and night sitters periodically so I could get some rest. They were anxious for my health as well and tried to give me as much support as possible, I can’t praise them enough. In May 09 my husband became so ill we had to call the emergency doctor, ambulance service and paramedics; they were wonderful!
He spent two and a half weeks in Hayward House Hospice. I did not find the nursing staff there so understanding though the physical care was satisfactory. He spent the last 12 days of his life in a nursing home where I was able to stay with him all day. This was paid for by the NHS as he was on Fast Track. I am totally satisfied with the wonderful service provided by the NHS in Nottingham.