“My mother Sylvia passed away in her own home on 17th February, in a room full of love.”
Supporting people to die in the place that they choose is one of the many ways North London Hospice cares for its patients.
When Sylvia was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2020 her goal was to return home from hospital.
Daughter Belinda explains: Mom was clear she wanted to be in her own home, where she could be in our bubble. Family could visit her every day and stay as long as we liked.
In order to make this happen we needed help, and we got help “with bells on” from the team at the North London Hospice community team.
All of mom’s medical, physical and emotional needs were managed by the nurses and doctors from the team. Every time anything worried us, they were only a phone call away, 24 hours a day.
They visited mom weekly, or more if needed, and managed all of mom’s medications, which changed so very much over the months she was at home.
Indeed if Sally or I need emotional support now, even though mom is no longer with us, the bereavement team will keep in touch and offer us whatever support we need.
The hospice cared for mom for almost six months and I have no idea what that would have cost them but they never let us down.
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