"Very good indeed (apart from pains)."

About: Leicester General Hospital

What I liked

Whatever had to be done was explained in advance so I knew where I stood and what my options were (as I had to be induced). Attitudes have definitely improved over the decades. In the 70's my mum was told that she left it rather late, whilst in labour with my sister (aged 35). I'm 40 with my 1st child and told I was a spring chicken by one of the midwives!

It was lovely to be see several different cultures of midwives working well together. The nursery nurses were also helpful. Good atmosphere and friendliness of staff was witnessed also by my husband. My questions were always answered.

People moan about hospital food, however I found it was a good standard.

What could be improved

We live 25 miles away and my husband would have appreciated a shower and possibly a basic bed in a nearby unit. He had been awake for about 2 days in all. I understand you have a policy about germs though. It would have been good if he could have eaten with me, even at an extra cost.

Anything else?

My credits go to all the staff who don't just have a job, but a vocation. Many thanks for delivering Hollie safely and well-being of mum.

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Response from Leicester General Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review of your birthing experience at Leicester General Hospital. We realise a significant amount of time has passed since you posted your comment and we would like to sincerely apologise that we did respond to in a timely manner. We have since updated our process of responding to reviews posted on NHS Choices and are now committed to making sure we respond to comments within 21 days of the date they are posted. If you would still like you comment or concern to be investigated, please contact PILS on 08081 788337 or online at www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/patients/patient-welfare/patient-information-and-liaison-service/contact-form/. If you have any other specific questions or comments, please feel free to contact us on communications@uhl-tr.nhs.uk. Thank you Communications Team Leicester’s Hospitals

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