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’.
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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