" I cannot thank them enough for their encouragement and support"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

This was my first pregnancy and as any new expectant mum, I was anxious about my labour. I went to Tameside hospital when I was 3-4cm dilated.

As the labour continued the pained increased and I was given the information I needed regarding pain relief. As my baby way lay back to back I opted for the epidural.

My midwife Anne explained the procedure to me step by step which really helped me prepare for the spinal anistetic.

Once I was fully dilated and it was time to push it became apparent that my baby was now struggling with the labour and help delivering her maybe needed.

All the options were explained to me clearly, step by step and how my delivery would happen.

In the end the baby was delivered by forceps, quickly, safely and most importantly stress free for baby.

The midwives, doctors and everyone else who helped deliver my little girl were amazing and I cannot thank them enough for their encouragement and support.

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Response from John Goodenough, Director of Nursing, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience of Tameside Hospital.

I will most certainly ensure that your comments

are fed back to the team. May I also wish you and your family all the best with your new arrival.

Kind regards

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

“Would you like to help the hospital to improve its services further? We are currently looking for patients and carers to become involved in a development called “Patient Stories”. We want to know more about our services from the point of view of those who received them – what was good, bad, what could be improved, what should be changed. Want to know more about what’s involved? Please contact John Goodenough, Director of Nursing at

john.goodenough@tgh.nhs.uk

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