"Excellent care received from the maternity team"
About: St Peter's Hospital (Chertsey) St Peter's Hospital (Chertsey) Chertsey KT16 0PZ
Posted by Mrs Hickson
I recently had my baby at St Peter's and received excellent care throughout. When I arrived at the hospital at 9.30pm I was welcomed into the Abbey Birthing Centre by a midwife who examined me straight away. She had concerns that my baby was breech so within minutes I was examined by a second midwife and then taken up to the labour ward for a scan. I didn't have to wait long at all for the scan to take place but unfortunately it revealed my baby was in the breech position after all so I would need a Caesarean section. The procedure was quickly but thoroughly explained to me by the surgeon and midwife and I was taken straight in for surgery as my labour was progressing quickly. I could not fault the care I received from the midwives in the birthing centre or the team up in the labour / delivery ward. They also did a great job of keeping my husband reassured and informed. My baby boy was delivered safely at 11.22pm. The care I received in the post natal ward was also excellent. If I had one constructive criticism to make it would be to ask that staff have more training in diagnosing tongue tie. I had initial difficulty breast feeding my baby and asked numerous different members of staff if my baby had a tongue tie but I was informed that he didn't. A 70% tongue tie was however diagnosed after I was discharged from hospital by a community midwife. I would certainly recommend St Peters to any mums to be in the local area. Thank you to everyone involved in the care of me and my baby.