"Watford Maternity Care"
About: Watford General Hospital Watford General Hospital Watford WD18 0HB
Posted by Anonymous
I am pregnant again and intend to return to Watford General for my maternity care. The antenatal care (esp. the day assessment unit), post-op (observation) and clinical staff were absolutely fantastic - exactly what you want when you have a complicated labour like mine.
I'm also hoping I don't have to spend much time in Katherine Ward. It is desperately understaffed, especially at night. And the facilities aren't great - the toilets aren't cleaned often enough (often splattered with the blood of new mothers who can't bend down to clean it); the showers are horrible (nowhere to keep clothes dry, difficult to climb in/out after surgery, doors not closing).
If there was some way of having antenatal care and delivery at Watford, and then after being shipped off to a fully-staffed post-natal hospital ward fit for the 21st Century, that'd be just perfect.