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About: Royal Lancaster Infirmary

What I liked

My mum was admitted to ward2 at RLI ,the care she received was excellent from the nursing staff and the doctors.She was treated with respect and kindness at all times even though it was always very busy,.

What could be improved

Unfortunately mum passed away on the ward and at various times before this happened we had conversations with the doctors about her prognosis and there were no suitable rooms for relatives to be told upsetting news about their loved ones. We were in the office and the phone was constantly ringing ,making it difficult for all involved.

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Response from Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Thank you for your kind comments. We were sorry to read about your mum and offer our sincere condolences to you and your family. We will pass your message onto the teams involved, including your comments regarding the need for a private room for discussions.

We place great value in the fact that local people continue to choose our hospitals and we openly encourage patients and visitors to give us their feedback. This will enable us to continually improve the services we offer and the experience our patients have whilst in our hospitals.

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