"I gave birth to my third child ..."

About: Royal Albert Edward Infirmary

(as the patient),

What I liked

I gave birth to my third child here, having had my other two at Billinge. The staff here were helpful friendly and put me at ease. I was helped with breastfeeding all day and through the night, and nothing was too much trouble. The ward and shower room were constantly being cleaned. The Midwives do an exceptional job considering they they are short staffed. I did not have one bad experience with any Midwife from the delivery ward through the postnatal ward and going home. They even advised me to stay another nite so that they could help me get my breastfeeding right before I went home. In total from being induced to going home, I was there for four nights.

What could be improved

The only thing that could be improved was getting pain relief after on the postnatal ward, which you were sometimes forgotten about, having to ask twice before you got it. This is due to nothing else but their workload. But doesnt help when you have waited a long time for the tablets to then have to wait for the tablets to kick in.

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