As a GP it is a privilege to walk alongside my patients as they approach the end of life and to facilitate a peaceful death surrounded by care. Thank you to the Lawrence Home Nursing Team for being there for patients and their GPs since 1999, providing this invaluable service.”

Dr Wendy Hall, Chipping Norton Health Centre

“You came into our lives at a time when the quality of life was difficult. You listened as well as asking questions and ensured that we were happy with what was said/to be done. My husband gained some special new friends who brought ‘fun’ back into his life. They gave me some life back. When there was a care difficulty they could help. We both trusted them, feeling they were special friends. They kept me going through some very dark and painful times”

“All the nurses who attended my wife, were kind and helpful. Bringing some comfort in the final hours. They helped me through a most difficult time”

“I cannot speak too highly of the Lawrence Nurses and their coordinators. They helped to make my husband’s sad death so much easier to bear. I will always be grateful to all connected with the Lawrence Nurses”

“In 1997 I joined West Street Surgery, Chipping Norton, to complete my training to become a GP, and I was fortunate to have Dr Martin Lawrence as one of my supervisors. I was in awe of his clinical and academic brilliance, and it was extremely daunting to be asked to look after his devoted patients when he became ill. I remain in awe of his inspiring vision to create an end-of-life nursing service for the community he served.”

General Practice provides care from cradle to grave, and we try to support our community through life’s challenges. We are so fortunate to have the Lawrence Home Nursing Team. They combine high standards of nursing excellence with care and compassion for the patient and their loved ones. I can be confident that if I ask for their help, they will do everything in their power to enable my patient to die in their own home.

“Thank you for all the kindness, support and advice given to both my brother and myself during his last months of life by everyone in the Lawrence Nurses”

“We are in no doubt that the support the Lawrence Home Nursing Team provided to our family enabled my wife to end her life as we all wished, peacefully in her own home. It’s impossible to put a price on this. It’s our hope that the incredible service the nurses provide remains available for others who find themselves in similar situations.”

“The Lawrence Home Nursing Team provided absolutely superb support and care to my mother during the last six days of her life following a severe stroke. We were enormously impressed by the professionalism, sensitivity and compassion of all the nurses who attended my mother. Their expertise and care reassured us that our mother suffered as little as possible as her life ebbed quietly away”

“I cannot praise highly enough the work of the Lawrence nurses who looked after my husband in the final week of his life. Their care and compassion was exemplary. I shall be eternally grateful for the service they provided”

“Thank you to all of you that helped to look after our Mum during the last weeks of her life. We enjoyed your reassuring presence and the chats, laughter and comfort that you brought to us. A special thank you to the Nurse, who accompanied us during the first and last night. We were happy you were there.”

“The nurses helped with the difficult conversations we needed to have but they also enabled life to continue, memories to be made and death to be dignified.”