Hospice Team Became Our Rock

14 Jul 2022 -- Posted by : ElizabethK2
Kathleen’s husband, Bill before he sadly passed away

When Bill Lomas, 84, first became poorly with bowel cancer, wife, Kathleen and their family cared for him at home for over four years. As his illness progressed, his GP arranged for Bill to be cared for in his own home by Dr Kershaw’s and Kathleen says she could have never imagined the difference that the care and support from our Hospice could make to their lives.

Kathleen explains: “We cared for Bill ourselves, until we got the devastating news that the cancer had spread, at which point Dr Kershaw’s started to care for Bill at home, as he didn’t want to go into hospital. The team treated Bill with such respect. He was a proud man and was upset at first to have external help, but once he saw how the team were treating him he soon made friends with them and welcomed their support.

They were caring and compassionate, nothing was ever too much trouble, they helped Bill however they could. They made sure he was comfortable, always made time for a chat to put him at ease, and kept us up to date. They were so attentive and always just a phone call away if we needed help or advice. After coping for four years on our own, we never imagined the difference it could make to our lives, having these amazing people to help us during a very hard time. They were truly our rock and there are not enough words to express our gratitude, I don’t know how they do the job they do, they truly are angels.”

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