"I had my baby at the hospital ..."

About: Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow)

(as the patient),

What I liked

I had my baby at the hospital and I cannot express how wonderful all the midwives and student midwives were throughout my long and complicated birth. We started in the birthing unit and unfortunatley the birth did not go to plan and they needed to move me to the labour ward and to theatre. The midwives kept my husband and I informed throughout and we were lucky enough to keep the same student midwife with us in theatre. I can only compliment all the staff who work in the maternity department of this hospital, they do an amazing job considering the shortage of staff in this field.

What could be improved

More midwives! Those that are there are wonderful but they need more help.

Anything else?

Thanks to all the staff, you were brilliant. Keep up the good work.

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Response from Princess Alexandra Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience in our maternity department. We are pleased that you found staff helpful and will certainly convey your thanks to the team. Many congratulations on your new arrival!

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