"Nice clean Hospital with very friendly staff."
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead) Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead) Gateshead NE9 6SX
What I liked
This is my second visit to the QE Hospital for maternity services and the care I received was fantastic, the staff were understanding, friendly and great people to be around. Was a fantastic enrivoment to bring my daughter into this world.
What could be improved
The food! Sorry but I just couldn't eat much while I was there and had to come home before I starved. But this isn't the hospitals fault as every hospital is like that.
The visiting policy as my older sister was looking after my eldest daughter and she came on the day of my section with her child and my daughter and the receptionist told her I would have to come a get my daughter (I couldn't walk!) for her to visit because my neice may pass on germs to the newborn babies. I understand infection risks but this was just stupid.
I was in for my 4th c section and although I was very nervious the staff made me feel at ease. I had perviously been to the RVI and Sunderland royal hospital for 2 of the 4 sections and chose to go to Gatesheads QE because of the care I received. I felt very well looked after and knew my daughter was in safe hands. They listened to all my concerns and took the extra precautions needed for the risks i involved. Thank you everyone in the delivery suit and postnatal ward and to my consultant for delivering my little girl safely.