We were admitted to CAH neonatal unit after being transferred with our baby from a different hospital. He started to vomit up bile like fluid and then sadly we found out he was septic. We have been here since last Friday. We can’t fault the staff one bit, the information they provide, how they treat you, the whole experience has been so good. The HCAs, nurses, doctors, domestic staff have all been amazing. We felt so confident in the staff we did not worry at all about having to leave our baby here over night if we had to make a trip home. We don’t live close but the staff did all they could to make this as easy on us as possible. I wanted to express milk for my baby and gaining access to the ward was very easy when dropping this in at night. It was always welcomed by the staff no matter the time. This is so important because as a first time mum I feel like I am doing my best and my part by expressing milk for my baby, it means a lot to me. The room we are in at the minute called the transitional room is fantastic as it is very private. It has been a lovely experience.
I would have loved to be able to do more skin-skin time but you can see with pressures on the staff at the minute and the little space they have to work in, it isn’t always possible but they do what they can with what they have. That would be something I would say is the ward is amazing but they could do with more space and I think the staff wish that too. The ward is always clean it is spectacular, it couldn’t be any better. The staffs are so great; they always explain things in a way we understand. They show love to your baby in the same way we would and care so much you can just tell.
"Our experience in Neonatal"
About: Craigavon Area Hospital / Neonatal Unit Craigavon Area Hospital Neonatal Unit Portadown BT63 5QQ
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