"Excellent staff of Ward 6 Hairmyres Hospital"
About: Hairmyres Hospital Hairmyres Hospital East Kilbride G75 8RG
Posted by Kinghorn (as ),
My 89 year old father was admitted to Hairmyres and diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer which had spread to other organs. He was given a side room in Ward 6 where he received what I can only say was the most wonderful, compassionate, professional care during the two weeks he spent there.
Many people were involved in his care but there was a team of nurses who worked with him and ensured he was well looked after, but alongside them the Nursing Assistants were wonderful in their care also. The Ward Hostesses could not have been nicer and were very attentive to my dad - who was unable to eat - and to our family.
During the last year, my dad also received care and home visits from the Heart Failure Nurse and I extend my thanks to her for all her help.
The whole staff provided excellent care to my dad and to my brothers and me. We were allowed to stay with him day and night during his final days and when he died, he did so with dignity and peace.
Praise must also go to the Palliative Nurse who cared so well for my dad to ensure he was pain free and she spoke at length with us always with great patience and understanding.
In a time when the NHS receive bad publicity, I think it is only right that the nursing staff should receive the praise they deserve - and for the staff of Ward 6 Hairmyres Hospital, this needs to happen. They were wonderful and I thank them for everything they did for us.
I hope they are aware of this email and that they know who the patient was to ensure they know how highly we think of them