A woman from Worle has heaped praise on the nurses who work in Weston Hospicecare’s inpatient after they cared for her dad after a shock diagnosis of terminal cancer last year.
Nicola Clidaras, who was speaking to the hospice during a volunteering visit with her colleagues from Sainsbury’s in early August, said her father Michael Moore was diagnosed in October 2018 and given just six months to live after a second appointment.
Her dad died aged 66 on 2 June this year. Nicola said he refused to accept the severity of his illness but added hospice nurses were superb during his visit to the in-patient unit.
She said: “In October 2018, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. It was very sudden. He went for the first check-up, they said ‘ok this curable’.
“A few weeks later he went for his second check-up and they gave him six months.
“He was being cared for at Bristol Royal Infirmary when he took a sudden turn for the worse and my mum couldn’t cope caring for him. They admitted him to the hospice for a three weeks before he discharged himself.
“The hospice nurses were absolutely brilliant with him, I couldn’t fault them at all. I’d come down every day to see him.
“I just want to say a big thank you to the hospice. The nurses were so good and of course if I could bring my dad back, I would.
“The time he had left, they made it so comfortable for him and as painless as possible for us.”