"wonderful care from start to finish"

About: St Thomas' Hospital (London)

I wanted to express my utter praise and absolute gratitude for the amazing service received from the St Thomas Maternity team right from the beginning of my pregnancy through to giving birth 4 weeks ago. Until falling pregnant I had not experienced the greatest of service from the NHS (I must admit, i was not the greatest fan) however the care received from St Thomas' & supporting community midwifery team was simply outstanding in every way. Every team encountered was patient, kind and provided the best possible medical support I could wish for: - The nurse/midwife team at the EPU (in particular one member of staff who was so understanding time after time) provided me with such support, time and kindness when i had several frightening bouts of bleeding in early pregnancy - The fantastic medical support from the obstetricians (the doctor and her team) and supporting midwives throughout the pregnancy/delivery - The amazing anaesthetist and his team who managed, at the eleventh hour, to turn around the original C section plan of having to give me a general anaesthetic by succeeding in giving me a Spinal Block instead (which initially seemed unlikely to work due to complicated spinal issues)...resulting in both my partner & I being conscious & present for our son's birth - such a wonderful and unexpected surprise - The midwives in both the Birth Centre and the Post Natal Ward who were supportive and wonderful day and night throughout my stay Thank you all so so much, I will be recommending St Thomas' to everyone I know.

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Response from St Thomas' Hospital

I am delighted to learn that you have had such a positive experience of pregnancy and childbirth at St Thomas’ hospital and from the community midwifery team. Your kind comments have now been shared with the staff in all teams, who are very encouraged to receive them.

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