"I visited as an expectant father, ..."
About: Queen Elizabeth I I Hospital (Welwyn Garden City) Queen Elizabeth I I Hospital (Welwyn Garden City) Welwyn Garden City AL7 4HQ
Posted by A welcoming, comfortable and professional maternity ward (as ),
What I liked
I visited as an expectant father, accompanying my wife during labour at the maternity ward at the Queen Elizabeth II in WGC. As with many expectant fathers, I was somewhat nervy and cautious with the people I was trusting to manage the birth of our child, and take care of my wife. The staff were warm, professional and reassuring in all that they did. At each step they presented us with the choices available and the information to enable us to make those choices; from choosing the room, how to give birth, medication and post-birth care. The hospital was in good condition for a building of its age, and was clean and encouraged others to maintain good levels of hygiene. They also offered a large range of choice of types of room to give birth in, rooms were large, well lit, comfortable and even tea and toast was laid on! The staff were excellent, and I cannot reiterate enough how important it was to my wife and I to have such calming and professional influence in the room with us. Thank you QEII
What could be improved
Topping up parking, is problematic, it would be great to have a ticket on entry that can be paid at the end of the visit.