Exemplary care from all at hospital

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Letter to York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

RE Freda May Gibson October 30, 1928 - January 7, 2013:

May I take this opportunity to bring to your attention the exemplary care and compassion given to my family by all of the staff during my terminally ill mother’s stay at Scarborough Hospital.

From our arrival in A&E the day after Boxing Day to mum’s discharge on Friday January 4 and subsequent transfer to St Catherine’s Hospice, every one of your staff from cleaners up to your senior consultants exceeded our expectations.

I would particularly like to single out the nurses and staff on Maple Ward, the Macmillan nurse palliative care team and George Beadle, the colorectal clinical nurse specialist.

Whilst we did our best to thank the staff on duty we would be grateful if you could pass on our appreciation to all of them.

You should rightfully be proud of your staff for the standard of care and compassion they are delivering in these difficult times for your organisation.

As a newly elected governor of the Humber NHS Foundation Trust I will forever be comparing the standards achieved in our hospitals and care facilities with those achieved on Maple Ward.

David Gibson

Governor Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Welton

Brough

East Yorks