"fantastic maternity care"

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The maternity care that I received at the friarage was fantastic.I thought that I was going to have a straightforward birth, however it ended up being complicated as my waters had broke spontaneously at 38 weeks and I had to have my labour induced. the labour however, did not progress smoothly and I ended up with a forceps delivery after 20 hours of labour and pushing for 2 hours. the staff handled the situation very professionally and promptly and there was no delay in getting an epidural when i needed one. I had 2 midwives on the day which I am really grateful for, as I know how busy it can be, and the staff were brilliant and really caring. Thank you for the wonderful care I recieved.

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Response from Friarage Hospital Site

Good afternoon Thank you for your feedback regarding the care and treatment you received during your admission to the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton for the birth of your baby. It is always pleasing to receive words of thanks and I shall certainly forward them to the staff involved, who will be very pleased to read them. It may interest you to know the trust runs a ‘Thank You Award’ scheme where NHS colleagues, patients and relatives can nominate staff in recognition of their work. These are presented throughout the year for acts above the call of duty or where staff have shown exceptional kindness towards patients and their relatives. Please contact the chairman’s office on 01642 854151 or email deborah.jenkins@stees.nhs.uk. Alternatively, you may wish to nominate online at www.southtees.nhs.uk/about/awards/ Many thanks again for your kind words. With best wishes to you and your family. Patient Relations

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