“The Hospice Staff are My Angels”

1 Oct 2021

When John Katsoulieri became poorly and was later admitted to Dr Kershaw’s for three weeks in 2018 before returning home where he passed away, his sister, Sharon Katsoulieri was devastated, but three years on has shared her story of the care and love John received from the Hospice team.

Sharon said: “John was poorly for five years before he was admitted to Dr Kershaw’s, and I couldn’t have wished for better care for him. All the Hospice staff were amazing from the doctors to the tea ladies, they are my angels, one doctor even used to play the guitar with John which raised his spirits and one of the health care assistants would wait to welcome me with a well-needed big hug.

Everyone went out of their way to make John feel comfortable, nothing was too much trouble, they were always there supporting both of us. Before John was admitted to the Hospice, things got so bad, he didn’t know how to handle or manage his pain, he couldn’t get comfy in his bed and couldn’t sleep. When he arrived at Dr Kershaw’s he calmed down instantly, was given the correct pain relief and was surrounded by caring people who offered support, love, a listening ear, patience, and most of all their time.

I will always be eternally grateful to Dr Kershaw’s, for me the staff are a part of my family now and I will forever support the Hospice who did so much for me and John.”

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