"End of life care for my dad at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow"
About: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow Glasgow G51 4TF
Posted by happy relative 89 (as ),
My dad received exceptional end of life care in ward 8A of the Arran unit in Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow. The ward sister Colette, consulatant Dr Mitchel and their team cared for my dad and allowed him a respectful, pain free, peaceful death.
We stayed in the hospital for 4 nights to be with my dad and at all times we felt cared for, listened to and welcome. We were never made to feel that we were in the way and the staff also looked after our well-being. This included offers of tea and toast in the mornings. Although the staff were busy we never felt that there wasn't enough time for our questions.
The ward atmosphere was calm and warm and when we had to return the day after dad passed we felt that we were returning to friends. The feeling of care will stay with us and the team will get a special mention at my dads's funeral service. Thank you again to ward 8A.