"Midwife true asset to the hospital and their midwifery service"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

I was booked in for an induction of labour in late May. As the labour took some time to commence, I was transferred to Ward 27.

In the early hours of the morning, my contractions became quite intense, and I was transferred to the labour ward.

The midwife who cared for me and delivered my son was a lady called Karen Rothera. She was very professional and reassuring. She gave me encouragement when I thought I couldn't go on any further. She is a true asset to TGH and their midwifery service.

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

Thank you for taking the time to comment so positively about your recent experience of our maternity services. We will certainly ensure these comments are fed back to the individual and the teams concerned.

Kind regards,

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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