"a wonderful experience"

About: Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Let me begin by saying that my pregnancy began as a twin pregnancy, at a scan it was discovered that one of our twins hadn't made it, I was, as you can imagine, devastated. The team dealt with a very difficult & upsetting situation with grace and sincerity. To add to this, I was sexually assaulted in my teenage years & despite being married to a kind & loving partner I still have flashbacks which made it very difficult for Docs & midwives to examine me. Our son was born via c section & I received the most wonderful care from all the staff and consultants. It was with a very heavy heart that I left Winchester Royal Hospital as I felt that we had been on such an amazing journey together. I couldn't rate the hospital enough, please have no concerns, this place is incredible. I was under a team and I had a wonderful midwife assistant who takes bloods, urine samples & gets you checked in when you're in for scans/apts. I was absolutely terrified, I had nightmares about how I would manage to give birth. The team helped me every step of the way. I also spoke to a member of staff who helped with my fears re examination, we spoke in length about my assault and this really did help me with my worry and fear. I would go back in a heartbeat, a fantastic team of professionals.

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Response from Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Thank you for your feedback on our maternity services. It is always lovely to read heartfelt comments, like yours, on the care and treatment women receive. I will share these kind words with the team, who I am sure, will be greatly encouraged by them. Mary Edwards, Chief Executive mary.edwards@hhft.nhs.uk

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