"Antenatal, maternity and postnatal care"

About: Trafford General Hospital / Maternity care Wythenshawe Hospital / Maternity care

(as a parent/guardian),

Our daughter was born in September. We required some extra scans which were done at Trafford General Hospital (initially I was advised to attend A&E where the triage nurse was very helpful).

The antenatal staff were absolutely wonderful in both the extra care and general care we received (this was across 3 different depts, including 2 antenatal depts and ultrasound). They were approachable, friendly, reassuring and informative and I felt that they were genuinely interested in providing me the best care as an individual that they could. I would wholeheartedly recommend Trafford General antenatal care. I would also like to mention the phlebotomy staff who were always so lovely, kind and competent.

We would like to thank staff at Wythenshawe for the care and support we received. Our daughter's heart rate dropped during labour and despite it being a scary moment, staff managed to explain what was happening and to reassure us. The response was really quick and our baby girl was delivered safely and competency with just a little help, meaning that I had the natural birth I had planned.

We received excellent immediate aftercare and then were very well looked after post-natally. The staff on ward C2 were fantastic and it was great to have breastfeeding support workers on hand for help and reassurance. The only negative issues are that the bathroom in our room was not as clean as I felt it should have been when we arrived and that it was really hard to sleep as staff left the door open and were not very quiet in the corridor.

Since leaving the hospital we found that community staff often give different advice (e.g. relating to breastfeeding) than in the hospital but I think consistency of advice is an issue in the NHS generally.

Overall I would (and have!) totally recommend Wythenshawe Hospital for maternity care. Thanks so much to all of you.

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