Daily Archives: April 29, 2013

“I can’t tell you what a difference it made to chat…” Chaplaincy and Avon 2

In a local hospital it is easy to forget that there are people who are far away from home.
If I place myself in that situation, with a difficult situation and in a strange place, it’s easy to catch a glimpse of the additional stress of visiting a sick relative.
It’s also easy to forget that a little kindness and listening goes a long way.
Here is a card I recieved under my door this morning. The lady writing is the only relative of the patient. Far from home; distressed by the situation; and needing a friend.

“Dear David,

Just a little note ot thank you so very much for your support of my cousin (N) and myself during her stay in Avon 2.

I cannot tell you what a difference it made to be able to chat with you at a harrowing time.
(N) has seemed amazingly peaceful since you spoke to her and prayed together despite her terrible physical condition. She has been sleeping almost continuously (thankfully) the las two days.

The plan is for (N) to return to her care home; this would be wonderful for her as she loves it so much there.

She has received wonderful care on Avon 2: you were right indeed!

Very Grateful.
Best wishes
(Name provided but omitted)”