"My husband's emergency cancer care"

About: Airedale General Hospital

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My husband was admitted very early on 25th April, bleeding from the mouth, which I thought was a violent nose bleed but in fact the cancer had moved to a main blood vessel. He was immediately treated once we reached Airedale, with blood transfusion, oxygen. I hadn't realised how serious it was at the time, but everything was carefully explained to me and that he was not expected to last the night. Members of family came and we were given a private room and everything was explained by doctors very compassionately. We were all looked after with whatever food and drinks we required. Everyone was so kind. Meanwhile, my husband was relieved of pain with drugs. Monitoring was constant. He died very peacefully in the early hours of 26th. My family cannot thank the hospital staff enough for all their care.

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Response from Airedale General Hospital

Please accept condolences from everyone here at Airedale on your sad loss. We really appreciate you taking the trouble at this very difficult time, to let us know your feelings about your husband’s care whilst a patient with us. We are pleased you found comfort that his final moments were so peaceful

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