Please note, this is an archive news article from Peace Hospice Care.
Thursday, 31 March 2022
Local resident, Garry, was a devoted family man and dedicated headteacher. He had prostate cancer which spread into his bones and became very aggressive during the last few months of his life. Sadly, he passed away in September 2021 having been transferred from hospital to Peace Hospice Care’s Inpatient Unit. Maria, Garry’s widow, talks about Garry and the care he received from our doctors and nurses:
“Garry’s last weeks were made as comfortable as they could be, thanks to Peace Hospice Care. He received tailored care with the specialist equipment that he needed. Garry’s pain was expertly managed, and the compassion shown by everyone in the Hospice meant the world to us. From nurses, doctors, care staff and volunteers to the physiotherapist, masseuse and chef, nothing was every too much trouble. Not only did they care for Garry, but they were also a huge support to us too. We built a very special relationship with them. They all listened and showed an interest in our family life and Garry, even asking about books and music that he liked.
We visited Garry regularly and could involve him more in family occasions, while always feeling reassured the Hospice was doing everything possible to keep people safe throughout the pandemic. The laughter, lunches, and fun we shared had a huge impact on all our well-being. We saw Garry become his old self again, and that meant we could focus on creating lasting memories that we can now treasure.”