"The excellent care afforded to my daughter-in-law and grandson "

About: Tameside General Hospital / Maternity care Tameside General Hospital / Paediatrics

(as a relative),

My daughter-in-law was pregnant with her first child and was so excited about the prospects of becoming a first time mother. Unfortunately things did not go as the text book described and both my son and daughter in law were extremely distressed. The staff on the ante-natal ward and then in Labour ward were excellent. Everything was explained to them at each of the stages. The medical team and the nursing team gave reassurance and inspite of my daughter-in-laws insistance on having a normal birth she was advised it would be safer to consent to having the baby by caesarean section. Following the birth both mother and baby received the required intensive treatment leading to their discharge eight days later. My thanks go out to the Maternity team staff and the Infection Control Team and Microbiology staff for so swiftly acting on what could have been a very different outcome.

Not content with being the star of the show in the Maternity Unit the baby was readmitted to the Childrens Unit where the staff again gave my son and his wife the support and care they needed along with the excellent care afforded to their baby. Again thank you seems a very small thing to say when faced with such a daunting situation.

I must thank also the Car Parking Team who provided my son with a Car Parking permit available whenever patients relatives are faced with long term visiting. Thank you for your excellent support

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Response from Tameside Hospital Foundation Trust

Dear Madge,

Many thanks for your kind posting about the care that your daughter in law and son received whilst she was having her baby here at Tameside. All the staff work extremely hard and do take pride in giving all women and their families the best possible care at all times.

I will ensure that all the team including infection control, microbiology department, the children’s unit and the car parking team receive copies of your posting.

Thank you very much for the positive words and may I take this opportunity to wish yourself, your daughter in law, your son and your grand child very best wishes for the future!

Lesley Tones

Head of Midwifery