"Childbirth, ante & post natal care"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

My husband and I had being trying for a baby for almost 7years, enduring many unsuccessful ivf cycles, when we found out last April (2013) that we were pregnant following a frozen embryo transfer. I had previously been treated for gynaecological issues at Tameside, and knowing both my sisters had received excellent care for each of there 3 children there, I was happy to be treated at Tameside general hospital.

From my very first scan I felt so looked after, all the midwives, nurses and consultants were very sympathetic for what we had been through, and took time to ensure we were ok and understood everything that would happen. My labour was a planned c section, due to some issues during my pregnancy, and being planned helped me feel much more relaxed. The midwives took time to chat with me before the procedure, to put me at ease, and everything went smoothly and according to plan.

I stayed in the post natal ward for 2 nights and the midwives and nurses were fantastic. From helping me through the first few days of breastfeeding to ensure my little boy was latching on ok, to sitting with me in the middle of the night with a cup of tea and piece of toast, I couldn't recommend them highly enough.

Tameside hospital was at the end of a very long and tough road for me and my husband, and I'm extremely thankful for all their help and support during and after my pregnancy.

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Responses

Response from Lindsay Stewart, Deputy Director of Nursing, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for response.

We endeavour at all times to ensure women (and their families) who attend our Maternity Services have the best possible experience.

I will ensure that the staff have sight of your comments. Thanks you again.

Kind regards,

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

‘’Would you like to help the hospital to improve its services further? We are currently looking for patients and carers to become involved in a development called “Patient Stories”. We want to know more about our services from the point of view of those who received them – what was good, bad, what could be improved, what should be changed. Want to know more about what’s involved? Please contact John Goodenough, Director of Nursing at

john.goodenough@tgh.nhs.uk

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