Hospital care is excellent

Girvan Community Hospital where changes are being made this week to the drop-off zone.

Girvan Community Hospital where changes are being made this week to the drop-off zone.

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A patient at Girvan Community Hospital has responded to claims about a lack of care against staff by saying the care he receives is excellent.

Stephen Morton, a former cook at Hillcrest Care Home in Girvan, suffers from motor neuron disease and has been a patient at the hospital since September this year.

He says the staff at the hospital are a ‘godsend’ and that they cannot do enough to help him.

Mr Morton said: “I want to say how good the nursing care I receive here is. I can’t move my arms or legs and the nurses do everything for me. I am here six days a week and spend one day at Ayr Hospice.

“This hospital has been a godsend. I can’t say enough about the staff, Dr Brooksbank, all the nurses and the auxiliaries. They feed me, wash me, dress me and everything else.

“They talk to me like I’m a normal person, make cups of tea, go to the shops, and other things they don’t really have to do, and make my day feel normal.

“The care they give means so much to myself and my family. I don’t understand how people can say those things about them. it is so unjust what was said.”

Mr Morton was referring to an article in the November November 4 edition of the Carrick Gazette where a relative of a patient questioned the level of care they were given.