"Care above and beyond"
About: Ipswich Hospital / Cardiology Ipswich Hospital Cardiology IP4 5PD
Posted by HB (as ),
In October 2015, my mum was on Debenham Ward at Ipswich Hospital with bladder cancer. She suffered a stroke and began to decline.
My dad who is 91 wanted to be with her until the end so he was at the hospital most of the day and night.
The staff on the ward were phenomenal. Nurse Carey (I am not sure if I am remembering the name correctly) found a reclining chair for my father to use so he could sleep by my mother's bedside each night. He was dozing in that chair when my mother died.
If there was leftover food, the housekeepers fed my father. One particular housekeeper, blonde with a big smile, really took care of him. Because of the support the ward offered my father, he remained physically strong and fairly well rested throughout this ordeal. Thank you!