"great sonographers and labour ward! broadlands..."

About: Princess Anne Hospital

What I liked

when i had my second child in 2007 i had an agency nurse on labour ward who was lovely and caring and stayed with me for the entire time i was in labour as my daughter decided to come faster than anticipated! the care was excellent with her. The sonographers with both of these have been great! i lost my first child in 2006 at twenty weeks do had the consultant sonographers! they really put my mind at ease and were very thorough!

What could be improved

With my third child the care wasnt as great, the birth was very quick, i had my son within 45 minutes of arriving, when my son was born he was whisked away without explanation and returned a few minutes later perfect. upon reading his notes we later found out that he had had the chord wrapped around his neck and hadnt been breathing. following this my stitches were done by an unsupervised student midwife which would have been ok had they not had to be completly removed and redone by a qualified midwife! this process took in excess of 3 hours as the ward was short staffed, my new born son was left for all this time just wrapped in a towel, unwashed weighed etc! the after care following this was however better and the photographers are great the next morning tp capture their first pics.

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Response from Princess Anne Hospital

Thanks for your comment. We’re pleased you had some good experiences in the past with the birth and scans, but sorry to hear that you felt disappointed by some aspects of your care on your most recent visit.

You may find it helpful to speak to a midwife as part of our birth afterthoughts service: phone 023 8079 6834 or go to www.suht.nhs.uk/birthafterthoughts for more information. We’d encourage you to do this so we can also find out more about the issues you had, and learn from your feedback.

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