"Forever indebted to the staff"

About: Aberdeen Maternity Hospital / Neonatal Unit (Special Care Baby Unit) Aberdeen Maternity Hospital / Obstetrics (Maternity care)

(as the patient),

I went into early spontaneous labour early on Sunday morning and was told to go into Aberdeen maternity hospital. Upon arrival I was admitted to the labour ward and met by My assigned midwife Corinne Mackie. What a lovely lady who talked both myself and my husband through everything. Things took a turn for the worse and resulted in an emergency Caesarian and after a lot of trauma and assistance and support from Corinne for both myself and my husband we were met by fantastic consultants, surgeons, anaesthetists, midwives, auxiliaries, porters etc.

we were in surgery for 3 hours and lost a lot of blood but the whole way through the team supported my husband and myself in both surgery, the recovery ward and later on the summerfield ward.

My baby was a bit distressed and was admitted briefly to the neonatal unit the support we got from then on both his care and breast feeding etc was impeccable and we will forever be indebted to the staff who looked after our family.

Keep up the good work and I hope you are recognised for the care provided

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Response from Linda Oldroyd, Nurse Consultant Patient Safety and Experience, NHS Grampian

Dear pateint

Many, many thanks for taking time out of, what must be a very busy and special time for you and your family, to post about your experiences. It is fabulous to hear such a good news story with a great ending.

I hope mum and baby are doing well and that dad is too!

I will make sure that the staff who looked after you know that you have posted about your experience. I know they will be very grateful for your kind words about their care and the service they provided.

Best wishes,

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