"Maternity services outstanding"

About: Stoke Mandeville Hospital

What I found at SM was that they were also tremendously compassionate, kind and considerate. My obstetrician was also on a different league. I had a forceps delivery but no episiotomy, no tearing, and only one stitch in a burst blood vessel. Had a bit of a concern with my low heart rate afterwards but no risks were taken so I spent the night under observation in one of the HDU rooms. I had a team of midwives and nurses around me at all times who, despite their exceptional knowledge and skill level didn't think twice about running around after my every need with a smile. Whoever oversees the recruitment amongst the maternity team obviously insists on people who share an ethos of caring as well as medical and technical expertise.

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Response from Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment. We are so pleased to read that you were happy with the care provided to you when you visited the maternity service at Stoke Mandeville hospital. We strive to provide safe and compassionate care to all of our patients and it is good to read that your experience was a positive one and that our team were compassionate, kind and considerate. Our staff really welcome feedback and we will ensure your kind words are passed on to the team Kind regards Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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