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About: Princess Anne Hospital

What I liked

After giving birth to my baby boy, he was taken to neo-natal after swallowing maconium in the waters. He was quite I'll and had to stay in for two weeks. Whilst I stayed in hospital unfortunately without my baby boy beside me. The staff gave me a room to my self for the whole duration of my stay. My stay I think was around 3 days. (4nights) they welcomed me to stay longer if I wished but as I live fairly close by I was happy to go home.

I thought it was really lovely having a whole room all to my self. Some thing that made my stay so much more enjoyable. I'm a summing I was placed in their to keep me away from other mums and babys. It was actualy nice to be alone in my room and away from others and my baby. I could sleep at night with a small light on if I wished, have no one snoring beside me, phone my husband and friends without feeling I was caulsing a disturbance. What I did effected no one.

I could have a shower & come and go as I wished with no attachment to the word as most would have a baby to attend to. My baby was safely being cared for my the staff in neo-natal.

On my return to home I could sleep at night catching up on lost sleep, some thing I hadn't done before. When we were finally aloud to bring him home, I felt ready to care for a newborn baby.

What could be improved

I couldn't fault the hospital really.

I guess the only thing I could ask is employ more staff. After I gave birth I was left in my wet yukki bed for quite some time.

My husband and baby were down in neo-natal but I was left on labour ward.

Unbearable as it was I wanted to see my baby. IDE only held him for a short while before he was taken down. I called the nurse 3 times but still got no answer to give me permit ion to leave the ward. I felt I couldn't just leave as all my things were in that room. If they had decided to move me to a ward die of not known where to go, so had to wait it out. 3 hrs passed before they gave me permission. It was a round an hr and a half or so before I was able to go for a bath and have my bed changed. Was yuk!

All in all my stay was gd apart from that small issue.

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Response from Princess Anne Hospital

Hi Cheryl. We’re really pleased you had such a good experience overall at the Princess Anne and with the Neonatal unit. We’re sorry to hear that you were left waiting on the labour ward as this is not our usual practice, and we’ve passed your comment on to the head of midwifery. Thank you for getting in touch and please feel free to contact our Birth Afterthoughts service if you want to talk to a midwife about your experience, by calling 023 8079 6834 or visiting www.suht.nhs.uk/birthafterthoughts

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