"care of elderly"
About: Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington DL3 6HX
Posted by margaret sutcliffe
my mum became ill in july 2011,during the next 18 months we had many admissions to darlington memorial,she was in several wards,haematology, a&e admission and the last time was a surgical ward, mum was treat with respect and dignity as were the family
dad was wasting away as he grieved ,watching his wife of 64 years slip away and one of the nurses plonked a bowl of soup down in front of him and told him to eat,little acts of kindness and support that meant so much to us.
her last visit to hospital was in november 2012,she was given a blood transfusion and when it became clear that it had not picked her up and there was nothing more could be done we were allowed to take her home to look after her.nothing was too much trouble for the staff on the ward while we waited for the ambulance
she was 86