The head of NHS Tayside says the team of nurses who granted a dying man’s wish by allowing him one final moment with his pet dog did “a wonderful thing”.
As we reported, the nurses in Ward 3 at Ninewells Hospital went “above and beyond” to arrange for Shep to visit Dundee granddad Peter Robson hours before he died this week.
The family’s tribute to their kindness has since gone viral.
Absolutely amazed and touched today from NHS ninewells hospital, our grandads last and final wish was to see his dog one…
Mr Robson’s granddaughter Ashley Stevens described the nurses, led by Cheryl Whyte, as “angels” and asked that her post on Facebook was shared “because everyone needs to know what amazing nurses and staff they have in that hospital.”
That is a viewed shared by NHS Tayside chief executive Lesley McLay, who has praised all of the staff who helped the family at such a sad time.
Ms McLay said: “Our thoughts are with Mr Robson’s family as they deal with their loss at this difficult time.
“The Ward 3 team has done a wonderful thing for this family. It is often the little things that mean the most to patients and their families and I’m so pleased that the staff were able to grant this wish.
“The team in Ward 3 were the first ever Gold Outstanding Team winners in our STAR Awards last year and, with actions like this, it’s not hard to see why.”
Ward 3 charge nurse Fiona McCallum also thanked her staff, saying: “I am so proud of Cheryl and the rest of the team.”