"labour ward staff were fantastic"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

I went into hopsital in early June, I was 35 and a half weeks pregnant. I only went to the labour ward to get checked as I didn't feel like the baby was kicking enough. It turned out I had pre-eclampsia so I was admitted. I ended up having my little girl by emergency section two days later.

All the staff on the labour ward were fantastic. I found it all to be quite traumatic, my daughter is my first baby and everything happened so quickly. The doctors and nurses were all fantastic . I then spent a week on the maternity ward whilst my daughter was in NICU, she only weighed 3lb 11oz so needed some help to get stronger. That was hard, seeing all the other mums have their baby with mum, but again all the midwives & nurses were great. It was my birthday the day after my daughter's birth and they even brought me a cake, such a nice gesture.

The nurses that looked after my daughter were absolutely amazing, they answered all my questions, gave me advice and made us feel at ease about leaving her there whilst I went home. My daughter spent 3 weeks on NICU, I want to thank the staff on there from the bottom of our hearts. Each and every one of them on there deserves recognition.

Thanks so much.

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Response from Philip Dylak, Director of Nursing, Tameside Hospital Foundation Trust

Thanks for posting these comments. It must have been quite a surprise to go into hospital for a check only to find yourself with a new born child two days later!

Congratulations on your new arrival.

I am pleased our services were able to respond to you so well at this time. I will make sure the midwives, nurses and other staff who cared for you are aware of your kind comments.

With very best wishes to you and your daughter.

Philip Dylak


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Please contact Philip Dylak, Director of Nursing at philip.dylak@tgh.nhs.uk

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