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"Proud nurse praises compassionate care at Ipswich ICU "

About: Ipswich Hospital / Intensive Care Unit

(as a staff member),

During the past couple of months there have been quite a few patients which spent there last moments in our ICU. This time I have noticed can be stressful and emotionally heavy for all concerned. One of the last patients to die in our ICU was a young man. His family required an interpreter to explain the course of action and how we would care for him in his last hours. The team I work with did this process with the most amount of care and respect that seemed possible. Through out this difficult time they were an exemplar of human compassion and care. Well done Ipswich Hospital ICU.

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Response from West Moreton Health Service, West Moreton Hospital and Health Service 10 years ago
West Moreton Health Service
West Moreton Hospital and Health Service
Submitted on 29/01/2014 at 2:27 PM
Published on Care Opinion on 31/01/2014 at 10:45 AM

Dear Thankful Nurse

Thank you for sharing your personal appreciation for the hard work and dedication of your colleagues in the Ipswich Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Your words were a wonderful insight into how difficult it is to work in such a critical environment and at a time when the families of your patients are at their most vulnerable but needing to be informed and supported to remain strong in order to make some very hard but necessary decisions.

We are proud of all of our staff and will make sure that your message is shared with them.

Thank you for putting patients first and for a job well done.

On behalf of everyone at Ipswich Hospital we wish you and the rest of the team at Ipswich ICU all the best for continued success in 2014.

Kind regards

Consumer Liaison Officer

West Moreton Hospital and Health Service

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