News tagged Specialist Palliative Care Team

Light boxes help grieving families

Posted on in Fundraising

A series of scenic light boxes have been installed along the service corridor which leads to the mortuary in The James Cook University Hospital. It is hoped that the new ceiling lights and light box pictures, depicting the route to Roseberry Topping, will provide a more pleasant walkway and be a distraction for grieving relatives.

Carole is inspiration behind Dragonfly scheme

Posted on in Hospitals, Services, Staff, Support groups, The trust

The widow of a “true gentleman” who stayed at her husband’s bedside for four nights as he succumbed to leukaemia has thanked specialist palliative care nurses who made his final days so comfortable – as well as looking after her too. Carole Stiff, 78, said doctors, nurses and the “sweet” ward clerk on Ward 15 were “more like family than complete strangers,” supporting and comforting her at the same time as looking after her beloved Harry.