"A life experience enhanced by the support, care..."
About: Russells Hall Hospital Russells Hall Hospital Dudley DY1 2HQ
What I liked
The whole service delivery from scans, tests, community midwives to midwives at hospital was excellent! I was well supported and made informed decisions throughout. I was concerned from rumour that midwives would not receive some of my decisions well but this was nonsense they were good friends to me and the whole journey has been enhanced by them!
What could be improved
More facilities for delivery options. Unfortunately for me the birthing pool was in use which I would have used. I think the location of the maternity unit on the second floor of the hospital is rather bizarre? Was it a man that designed this unit? What woman in the closing stages of labour wants to walk this far? I appreciate there is a lift but arguably not the best design.
Midwives historically have come under scrutiny as harsh and strong minded individuals forcing the breast is best issue upon women. This is not the case and in fact it was refreshing to learn that the midwives in Dudl;ey are good friends to women and provide excellent support and care throughout pregnancy, labour and birth. I was most impressed and appreciative particularly to my community midwives. Keep up the good work!