Rachael's story

My dad, Peter, spent his last two weeks in the care of the staff at Wakefield Hospice and I cannot speak highly enough of them. Although they have many ill people to care for, we never felt rushed or uninformed or that we were being any trouble. I called the Hospice every morning to see how my Dad was and how his night had been, and there was always someone on hand to update me.
Dad was the family's rock, and everyone at the hospice seemed to care deeply that we were about to lose such a special man. On his last day, every member of our family was able to come and see him, knowing it was the last time - there were no restrictions for anyone.
After we lost Dad, that was certainly not the end of the help and guidance we received. My mum, my children and I spent time with Sarah, the hospice's Bereavement Services Co-ordinator who I can’t praise enough. Although we were suffering as a family, we were lucky as we had this wonderful service to support us when we needed it most. The loss of a loved one is devastating and I hope the Hospice is around for many more years to ease the pain for other families after the death of someone close.

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