"Labour ward 21 January 2015"

About: Darlington Memorial Hospital

I gave birth here in the early hours of the 21st of January 2015 and I was very pleased overall with the care I recieved. I am expecting my second baby in November 2016 and plan on going back to DMH.

The staff were wonderful, particularly the day staff. The senior midwife who took over my care in the morning communicated very well to me. I had a very long wait to be discharged and the midwife kept me well informed throughout. I'm hoping they are my named midwife next time!

They are an asset to the profession!

The midwives were very patient while I was in labour, which I fully appreciate as I perhaps wasn't the best patient but I did try and keep them humoured too. It's a difficult job, I think they were busy that night too or short-staffed as they kept leaving me during labour but I have no idea if this is normal. But I was very happy with the way they treat me and I hope this review is read by a midwife. Keep up the good work, you all do a fabulous job under so much pressure!

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Response from Darlington Memorial Hospital

Dear Clare

Thank you for providing feedback on your experience of the Maternity Services at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

I am very pleased to hear that you had a positive experience and that you are happy with the care you received and that you will be coming back to the Trust to have your second baby.

The Trust is grateful for all feedback, positive or negative, as it means we can better understand what is important to our patients, and your kind comments will be shared with the Head of Midwifery to pass onto the staff on your behalf.

I know they will be encouraged by your positive comments.

Thank you for leaving your comments on NHS Choices.

Patient Experience Team

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Tel: 0800 7835774

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