"care of the dying"
About: Charing Cross Hospital Charing Cross Hospital London W6 8RF
Posted by Jo Burnett
Geoffrey Smith died in your hospital April 10 2016.He had been ill for a while. I was with him. The nursing staff, in particular were amazing. We all knew he had only a matter of hours to live, but never did they treat him as if he didn't have years ahead of him. One nurse in particular was wonderful. They had met Geoffrey earlier in the week on another ward. Shortly before he died, this nurse and another nurse came to make him comfortable. They said to me " Geoffrey is fine as long as I tell him what I am doing" They kept up a positive chat while checking him. His feet were mottled, this nurse massaged them. They left the room and came back with a fresh pillow for him, chatting to him all the while. The nurse and I knew the end was near, but they cared for him in the most caring way. I and Geoffrey's family will never be able to thank them enough.This nurse is just amazing, so thank you.