A recent emergency admission for a patient was possible. All thanks to the support of the Trust’s End of Life Care Team and one very special Doggy Hotel.
The patient is being cared for by the Community Specialist Palliative Care Team and was worried about coming in for treatment at the University Hospital of North Tees. She needed help finding a bed for companion Remmie, her two-year-old red setter.
Following some swift action by the team. A ring-around led to a kind offer of support from local Doggy Hotel, Ellehcim based in Thorpe Thewles. Remmie enjoyed some five-paw accommodation and pampering, while her owner spent some time in the hospital.
Macmillan Lead Nurse and Clinical Co-Ordinator John Sheridan, said: “Our goal is always to offer the best healthcare experience we can. We work to ensure all our patients can still gain access to healthcare. Can get appropriate treatment and reduce any worries and concerns they may have, even during this Pandemic.
“I’m really proud to say that the team have gone above and beyond to enable this to happen. Ringing around some local kennels and finding someone kind enough to look after Remmie while their owner was staying with us.
“A huge thank you to Ashley and Ellehcim Doggy Hotel, who have been brilliant offering to help. She even kindly provided update photos and videos of Remmie for our patient. Ellehcim and Ashley have been indispensable.”
Dog and owner have now happily been reunited and are back at home. But not before Remmie could break hearts and pay the Community Specialist Palliative Care Team a short visit.
Ashley, owner of Ellehcim said: “It was an absolute pleasure to care for Remmie the dog, she was brilliant during her stay. It also makes our job all the more special knowing how much it really means to everyone – especially Remmie’s mam.”