East Lancashire Hospice


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5th Oct 2016, 12:54
William (Bill) Ferguson
My Dad Bill Ferguson had his final days at the Hospice and he couldn't have been in a better place. He was treated with dignity, respect and kindness, when we arrived into the hospice it like walking into a massive hug for my Dad and family. The Drs and nurses go above and beyond, they are the best. My Dad had the most peaceful passing with so much love and care, even the chef baked my Dad a beautiful birthday cake. The memories of his stay will be with me forever and is definitely helping me comes to terms with losing him. if I was asked to describe the hospice it would be The Saddest Happiest Place, Thank you all you amazing people there #teamELH are the best ever. xxx
17th Feb 2016, 14:03
Jaqui Collins
My very dear friend, Roy Silva, spent 3 weeks in the Hospice between Dec 15-Jan 16. For the first time in weeks, he was pain free & able to eat. Initially Roy refused to go as he thought he was going to die there. He wanted to pass this on to others suffering that the Hospice is nothing to be frightened of. His last few weeks were very happy & he loved all the Staff there. Thank you all. I am in the process of organising a Fund Raiser for you in memory of my Roy xx
4th Sep 2015, 10:43
Louise Hardy
My mum first went into the hospice for respite care in April 2015 and due to the fantastic care she received from the Doctors & nursing staff was able to return home. She was then re-admitted in July 2015 for pain management and again due to the intensive care she has received is now able to be transferred into a local Nursing home. My family cannot thank the Hospice enough for their help during this very emotional time in all our lives but especially for the care they have given to mum.She is no longer able to return home due to the need for 24hr care, the hospice again have been an amazing help in supporting our family through the transfer to a nursing home..We need to change the perception that a Hospice is somewhere people go to die, they have twice been able to give my mum the chance to prolong her life.I cannot put into words how grateful we all are.I cannot thank them enough for all their support.
22nd Feb 2015, 09:37
Ant Brodest
I would just like to add to all the positive comments previously left. My 53 year old sister Caroline was admitted just before Christmas 2014. We had visited some weeks before and it was a very positive atmosphere, environment and the staff supportive. The staff were fantastic once her condition worsened and informative and supportive. Sadly she lost he fight for life mid January and as much as we really hurt, her passing was helped immensely by under­standing and compas­si­onate staff. Our heartfelt thanks, at a difficult time in all our lives.
9th Dec 2014, 23:29
parter/full time carer
my partner john go's in2 the hospice 2morrow for medication review n reading the comments etc i know he will b in good safe hands i just pray with all my heart he comes home x
8th Oct 2014, 19:45
Cheryl Schofield
My dad first went into the hospice for pain management but when it came the time to come home, he just wasn't strong enough.
Before he become too ill he commented that going into the hospice was the best thing he had done. It allowed my mum to become his wife again rather than his carer.
I cannot sing the praises of ALL the staff at the hospice highly enough. Nothing was ever too much trouble and his stay allowed him to die pain free and with dignity.
The word "hospice" is closely associated with dying and many people, like my dad, are reluctant to stay as it involves some acceptance of their condition and what the future holds. If he was here now he would tell you not to be afraid, it is a wonderful place and not somewhere to fear.
8th Oct 2014, 15:06
My son died at the hospice aged 19 on 3rd January 2010,the hospice to my son was his second home , all staff, doctors where fantastic, he was treated with the utmost respect and the cook's food in his words was unbe­li­evable.

Thanks to all of you! !!

Dan's mum XX
6th May 2014, 19:49
Margaret Walton
My mother recently passed away in the hospice. The nursing and staff and the doctors are out of this world. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The kindness shown to my mother and ourselves was fantastic. It is some comfort to know that my mother passed away in the place where she wanted to be and that the care she received surpassed all our expec­tations. The hospice is a wonderful place with wonderful staff. There are not sufficient words in the English vocabulary to describe how wonderful they all are. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you did for my mother and my sisters in helping my mother to pass away in a peaceful and dignified way.
27th Apr 2014, 11:07
My wife Josie was admitted into the hospice on the 3rd April 2014 after a suggestion by a hospice clinical nurse specialist, to offer some respite and pain control which I was finding difficult to administer at home. We hoped to return home after a short stay, to commence chemo,­however this was not to be and Josie passed away on the 16th April with me at her side. She passed away peacefully and pain free due to the care and kindness given by all the staff and volunteers to whom I will be eternally grateful.
I also wish to thank the staff and volunteers for the kindness and compassion shown to Josie's sisters, my sister and friends who visited during Josie's stay in the Hospice.
19th Jun 2013, 10:50
Cindie Cooper
Sadly my husband Ken passed away on 8th Aplril 2013
At first he was reluctant to be admitted but overcame his fears once he had been shown around the Hospice and had spoken to some of the staff, he was admitted initially for 2 weeks to try to get his pain under control, however he was not responded to chemotherapy and finally succumbed to overwhelming infection. The care my husband received whilst in the Hospice was absolutely first class and could not have been any better if we had been paying £10,000 a week, not only did the staff care for Ken they cared for our family as well and we will be forever grateful. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts and may you continue to give your love to those who you care for in the future,.