"Maternity at southern general hospital saved my life"

About: Southern General Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

In feb 2003, I was admitted to SGH with placenta previa at 21 wks pregnant.

The staff in SGH were amazing. Living 2hrs drive from Glasgow and being separated from my 2 yr old son, and being told I had to stay in hospital until full gestation, I was petrified. The midwives and my consultant put me at ease, giving me a chalet at weekends so my husband and son could stay.

In mid may 2003, I gave birth to my daughter 4 weeks early, via c section. I suffered a massive haemorrhage, resulting in me having a hyserectomy. I was taken to SLTU, where again I received outstanding care.

The midwives and auxiliary nurses on ward 47 were amazing. Dr Stewart Pringle, well words cannot describe, this man saved my life and I will never forget that.

In June 2003, I was able to return home. I will never forget what they all did for me, and I was blessed to have 2 healthy kids and I'm here to tell the story. People should be grateful for life and good health.

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Response from Paul Cannon, Head of Administration, Acute Services Division, Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS

Dear NIkki R

Thank you taking the time and trouble to provide your very kind feedback.

I will ensure that this is passed on to those involved and I am sure that they will be very pleased to read your comments.

Once again thank you for using the Patient Opinion feedback system, it is greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards

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