The mother-in-law of a patient cared for at St Ann’s Hospice showed her heart-felt thanks recently with some unusual tokens of gratitude.
Pauline Barton delivered a box of beautifully hand-knitted hanging hearts to the hospice in Heald Green as a way to thank the staff and volunteers for the care given to her son-in-law, Colin Wilmouth, last year.
Pauline said “The care that Colin received at St Ann’s was amazing and made such a difference to the way he felt. We were a little concerned when Colin first went into the hospice, but we were all made to feel so welcome and comfortable. They also took care of us as a family and offered so much support to my daughter and Colin’s wife, Julie.
“These hearts are a way for me to express how grateful I am, and I hope they bring some smiles to all the nurses and doctors, volunteers and the rest of the team at St Ann’s.”
Lynsey Ayers, Ward Sister, was one of the team who cared for Colin when he was a patient. She said “We all remember Colin well, and all of his family who were regular visitors at the hospice. It was so lovely to see Pauline and Julie again, and the hearts Pauline has given to us are beautiful. Gifts like this really mean a lot to us, as we know we’ve made a difference to our patients and their loved ones at a very difficult time in their lives.”