From the post …
Cancer sufferer Andy Szasz, 62, was rushed to Southampton General Hospital with pneumonia on December 9 and placed into a coma the next day when he stopped breathing.
- … in the case of Andy’s rehabilitation, staff made an exception and allowed Teddy (Andy’s rescue dog) to come into the hospital itself when Andy was moved to the high-dependency unit.
- ‘It can be motivational, aiding recovery, and can provide a pleasant and familiar experience in what can otherwise prove to be a long, uncomfortable journey in hospital.
- ‘Dogs from the charity Pets as Therapy often visit patients at the bedside if they or their relatives wish and evidence shows stimulating senses can enhance patients’ recoveries.’