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Leslie Brookes (68) suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and as a result suffered from fluid overload, leading to immobility and a poor quality of life.

Admitted to Lindsey Lodge Hospice and Healthcare’s Inpatient Unit for symptom management, Leslie was treated for two weeks, which led to a huge improvement in his health and wellbeing.

“I’ve struggled over the last five years with my health, when one thing gets better – something else gets worse.

“Before I came to Lindsey Lodge, I had too much weight on my legs because of the COPD which meant I couldn’t walk and do things for myself.

“The staff have been absolutely fantastic, I couldn’t have asked to be in a better place. In just two weeks the team have managed to drain 15 kilograms of water from my legs, meaning I can stand and walk on my own, something I couldn’t do before.

“It’s been a real God send coming here. I’ve been looked after by the most amazing people who have been there to help me with anything I’ve needed.

“Everyone who comes to Lindsey Lodge is greeted with welcome arms, it feels better than home!

“Now that I’ve regained my mobility, I’m finally going to visit my caravan for a weekend away. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the help of all the staff.

“Not only have I really enjoyed my time at Lindsey Lodge, it’s meant that I can go back to doing things I love.”

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