"I look back on my stay with fondness"
About: St James's University Hospital / Maternity care St James's University Hospital Maternity care LS9 7TF
Posted by Rosie791 (as ),
I gave birth to my daughter 4 weeks early and had already received good care from the maternity assessment unit due to a few scares during my pregnancy. The midwife on the antenatal ward was so kind and calm which really helped as I was scared about giving birth prematurely and what that might mean for the baby.
The main praise I wanted to give was to the staff on the transitional care unit where I spent 8 days with my new baby. They were so caring and compassionate, nothing was too much bother and they gave me such a great start to being a first time mum.
Each member of staff was professional but always very human, essential when you're dealing with emotional women immediately post birth! !
Although I was eager to get home, I look back on my time there with such fondness and a warm glow. They made what was a difficult time, much more manageable and I learnt so much from them. There was no rush for me to be discharged if I wasn't 100% happy and they all seemed genuinely pleased with the progress my baby had made. The nurses and other health care professionals work such long hours but I never once felt like I received anything other than their full attention.
The other staff on the ward including cleaners and hostesses were also very friendly and I can't speak highly enough of the food. What people can find to complain about, I'll never know! !