"I am so grateful to everyone who made a huge difference"

About: Crosshouse Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

I had the most wonderful support during a very long and painful labor. The midwives, the nurses and support staff, and the doctors were all wonderful, friendly, helpful and very caring. The facilities at Crosshouse were amazing, and I felt as though I was as comfortable as I possibly could be considering the circumstances.

After I had the baby, the doctors did a great job on the episiotomy stitches, and I healed very quickly. I really struggled with breastfeeding, and the women in the maternity ward who helped were absolutely lovely and encouraging and supportive.

Almost 4 months later, I'm still breastfeeding, but only because of the immense support from the them, the Breastfeeding Team, and the Breastfeeding Network. I am so grateful to everyone who made a huge difference in making the experience so positive, despite all the pain I was in.

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Response from Eunice Goodwin, Patient Feedback Manager for NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Quality Improvement and Governance Team, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

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Dear sograteful,

It sounds like you had the best care possible and that is really lovely to hear. I will be very happy to pass this to share with the teams you mentioned and I am sure it will make their day as it has mine. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I wish you both continued good health (and good sleep).

best wishes,


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