It’s hard to write this but I feel I must.
Two weeks ago my wife (name omitted) collapsed at home and was rushed into A&E at Worcester. It was totally out of the blue as she was always so fit and well. I am disabled myself but followed along with my two daughters.
You can’t imagine the nightmare of that time. I was beside myself and in shock as the staff tried all they could to help her.
After three hours of waiting the news was broken to me that (Name omitted) had died.
That is where I first met you and you said some prayers and spent time with us.
Now the funeral is over, but I had to write in to thank the staff, and particularly the young staff nurse and yourself, for your care and compassion. This has been one of the worst times of my life and still is, but I couldn’t have asked for kinder or more caring treatment. I really felt as if (name) mattered to you all.
Spare me a thought as I try and carry on with this huge hole left in my life. But thank you for all you did.(Name provided but omitted)
I met Anita at a church meeting last week. She recounted the moving story of her Mum’s passing in hospital and the good treatment she had at Worcestershire Royal.We know how important it is to show dignity and sensitivity at such times. Not just another death for us but someone we have nursed and cared for, along with the rest of the family. People will never forget such kindness, and today I recieved this letter from Anita:
I spoke to you about my Mum who died (aged 95) last year in Beech Unit at Worcester Hospital. My Mum was an ex-nurse and a great character and was mentaly arlert right up unti her death. She had panned all the funeral and knew just what she wanted and said her goodbyes to us all. A truly remarkable lady.
As a retired nurse and midwife myself I wanted to nurse her at home for the last weeks of her life, but that wasn’t possible and she was admitted to hopsital for treamtment.
I cannot praise all the staff highly enough. My mum was treated with respect and dignity by everyone; nothing was too much trouble and I will never forget the kindness shown, not just to my Mum but to myself and other members of the family at a very sad and difficult time.
Keep up the good work. I for one will always be praising Worcestershire Hospital.
With Kind Regards,
Mrs. Anita Wilson”
…about my good news for Worcestershire Hospitals.
It seems that there are lots of people out there who hate negativity and love optimism and encouragement.
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The comment from Roger Knight – Worcester City Councillor – is in the comments section but deserves a post to itself. Councillor Knight says:
“I have the greatest respect for the staff as well as gratitude and the treatment I have received over the years has always been first class. I have a lot to thank them for.”
Thank you so much for the comment.
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This is fantastic. Good news breeds good news!
Thank you Neil.
“I should like to endorse the comments by David Masefield. The rehab team led by Linda Barrett at the Alex are absolutely first class.I myself had a Quadruple bypass operation at the QE in August 2008 followed by rehab classes at the Alex, I was feeling pretty useless after the operation but Linda & her team would have none of that and within a few weeks I had a new zest for life.
My wife had a heart attack in May 2011 she too was assigned to the Alex rehab team, who got her going again. She is now awaiting heart bypass surgery at Wallsgrave hospital Coventry, she knows what to expect from the cardiac rehab team and holds no fears.
We are both eternally grateful to them at the Alex,and I have no doubt we will be seeing them soon after my wife’s heart bypass”
My guess is that the Rehab Team are happy about all this- and rightly so. But we can all share in this as one Trust and one Community.