"lovely experience at Greenwich Birth Centre"

About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Greater London)

I want to thank the staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital who were great in the run up to the birth of my daughter on 7 November, and also the amazing midwives at the Greenwich Birth Centre.

I transferred late in pregnancy to QEH because we moved home, and the midwives and consultants quickly fit in all the necessary appointments, often seeing me (it seemed) before the first appointment or after the last appointment of the day.

The facilities in each of the rooms at the Birth Centre are really brilliant - without the space to move around, the pool, the en suite loo, etc., it would have been much harder to have a natural birth, but in the Birth Centre, they really have thought of everything to make the process as comfortable as possible.

The midwives at the Birth Centre were fantastic - they really listened to my past experience with baby number one (at a different hospital), and took into account the emotional and physiological issues I had that had made the first birth (and aftermath) a bit difficult, in order to make this birth a much more pleasant experience. After the arrival of our baby girl, they were supportive without being intrusive, and they were very welcoming when our older child came to visit.

Thank you!

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Response from Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Dear Taylor,

Thank you for lovely comments about the Greenwich Birth Centre, it was very kind of you to take the time when you are so busy with your baby daughter. We are always delighted to hear positive feedback and I will be sure to share your post with the team. I'm glad we were able to help with the smooth transition from your last hospital to this one and that you were so happy with the attention you received. Hopefully we will see you again with your next baby!

Best wishes


Birth Centre Lead Midwife Queen Elizabeth Site Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

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