9 April 2019

The family of a woman who was allowed to leave hospital to spend her last days at home with her family have donated money from her funeral to the End of Life Care service at Shropshire’s acute hospitals.

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Louise Wardle was an inpatient on the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH). She sadly died two days after being discharged home.

As a thank you for the care she received, Louise’s family donated funds from her funeral and an online donation site to the End of Life Care Service at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) which runs RSH and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

Debbie Snooke, End of Life Care Specialist Nurse at SaTH, said: “AMU organised Louise’s discharge home beautifully and allowed one of their own T34 syringe pumps, which are used for the safe and simple administration of medication, to go home with Louise who sadly passed away two days later.

“The thoughtful and generous donation from Louise’s family will allow the End of Life Care Service to purchase another T34 syringe pump. This donation will make such a difference to so many patients who are receiving end of life care in SaTH and as a thank you we will have a small plaque made for the new pump in memory of Louise.”