To all the wonderful people who work at Tennyson Wharf,
We would like to express our deepest thanks to everyone who helped to look after our ‘mam’ during her stay at Tennyson Wharf. In this, we want to include all staff, nurses, care staff, cleaners, cooks, handymen and gardeners - everyone interacted with her and brought her happiness. When Mum first arrived, everything was new, but you helped her to settle in and make friends. You found out about her interests, in particular that she loved music, and you encouraged her to join in with all the musical activities. Even at the end of Mum’s life, you arranged for members of a choir to sing for her in her room. She missed her husband greatly and you listened as she reminisced about the happy times that she spent with him. As she became ill, Mum’s appetite deteriorated, but you tried to encourage her by offering her a free choice of food and by trying to help her eat small portions. You sat and talked with her as the end approached, holding her hand and offering comfort. We were with Mum constantly during her last week and we are both very grateful for the care and support that you gave us as her next of kin during a very emotional time.