Gail Taylor, a bereavement liason specialist said,"We listened and acted on Mrs Marsh's last wishes. Sheila gently called to Bronwen and the horse bent down tenderly and kissed her on the cheek as they said their last goodbyes. Marsh's family said that she had a life-long affiliation with horses and loved animals. She had 6 horses, 3 dogs and 3 cats and other animals.
"Her condition did not get any better and the hospital allowed us to bring Bronwen in. I was crying my eyes out and all the nurses were crying too. She took comfort out of it and it was a beautiful moment."
Pauline Law, deputy director of nursing at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, said: I am really pleased to have been able to facilitate the visit from Mrs Marsh's horse. This was obviously extremely important to her and her family and we feel privileged to have been able to provide this support at this crucial stage of her care.
It is absolutely right that we should pull out all the stops to ensure that our patients and their families receive personalised, compassionate and dignified care at the end of their life and this is what we will always strive to achieve."