A MUM has thanked the “amazing people” who helped fulfil her daughter’s wish of getting to the seafront.

Emma Jones, 40, is currently under the care of the Macmillan team at Christchurch Hospital, diagnosed with terminal cancer.

And wanting to sit by the sea and enjoy the sound of the waves again, staff at the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital went above and beyond to take her to Bournemouth Pier.

Bowled over by their actions, Emma’s mum Annie Yates, 73, wanted to thank the staff for their actions.

She said: “When a patient tells them what they would like to do they always try to do it.

“They fulfil patients’ wishes and I think they are just amazing people. It’s not just the care they give, when I was there last weekend the warmth and love was so great, you feel it as soon as you walk in.

“I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul, it was a beautiful thing to do.

“They deserve something from the Queen, they need a visit from our Queen.

“All their efforts, they are so, so caring, the dedication from them is absolutely amazing.”

Ally Lycett, clinical specialist physiotherapist at the Macmillan unit, organised the trip for Emma.

She said: “Our nursing and clinical teams at the Macmillan Unit have regular ‘what matters’ conversations with our patients as it opens up and guides discussions about their care, wellbeing and treatment.

“It also helps to discover what is important to them and what makes them happy. Personal wishes are recorded, so that those involved in their care respect their wishes and help them live their lives.

“The Macmillan unit is so much more than a hospice providing outstanding palliative and end of life care.

“Donations from our community enable our colleagues to provide ‘what matters,’ enhancing the lives of our patients and helping them to make memories with their families. What matters to our patients, matters to us.

“During one of these conversations Emma asked if it were possible to have chips on Bournemouth Pier.

“On the day the ward staff helped get Emma ready early, and a private ambulance took Emma and our team to the beach front at Bournemouth.

“BCP council gave permission for access to the beach front for an ambulance, and allowed free access to the pier for everyone, with Emma safely on a stretcher.

“The beach ranger Katy Dunhill met them on site. Beach Ranger Graziano was very helpful and helped with a very kind donation of chips from Andrew in the BCP cafe.”

Emma spoke to her palliative care nurse Debbie White afterwards and said she had an “amazing day” and she enjoyed the chips.