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Nurses leave woman note saying her mother was ‘not alone when she died’

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The note from nurses said her mum was ‘not alone when she died’ (Picture: PA)

A woman has shared a comforting note left by the nurses who looked after her dying mother.

The social media user – who did not want their name published – found the letter among their mother’s belongings after collecting them from hospital.

The nurses, Shona, Zoe, Lorna and Corinna, said they held her mum’s hand as she died. 

The note read: ‘The nurses wanted you to know that your relative was not alone when they died. 

‘We sat with them and held their hands.

‘This box contains a wooden heart with their finger print and a lock of their hair is tied with a ribbon. We are so sorry for your loss’.

Undated handout photo taken with permission from the twitter feeed of @DebraKi53686485 showing a note left by the nurses who looked after their mother until she died. The social media user, who did not want their name published, found the note among their mother's belongings after collecting them from hospital. PA Photo. Issue date: Monday June 1, 2020. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus Note. Photo credit should read: @DebraKi53686485/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

This note was among her mother’s belongings (Picture: PA)

The woman released the note because she wanted to give hope to others that may be in a similar position.

She added: ‘I’m astonished at the response I got but pleased so many have now seen the kindness shown to the patients in their last moments when family can’t be with them.

‘I just wanted to show others that may be in the same position, they will not die alone.  We have caring nurses going the extra mile on our behalf.’

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