"Maternity services"

About: Stoke Mandeville Hospital

After giving birth to my first child in March, I feel compelled to share my experience of maternity services at Stoke. Due to pregnancy complications, I had to use the antenatal, labour and postnatal wards. I was petrified of going into hospital, but staff were incredible. I felt listened to, supported and very well cared for. The midwives (and student midwives) were fantastic - friendly, knowledgable and reassuring. I had to go into theatre, where staff were, again, fantastic. The obstetrician, anaesthetist and other support staff were brilliant. Everyone made my experience much less frightening than it could have been. Thank you everyone for making my labour as comfortable as it could be in the circumstances and for looking after both myself, my husband and our baby. I would not hesitate to recommend maternity services at Stoke. Keep up the excellent work.

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Response from Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. We are very pleased to read that you were happy with the care provided to you when you visited maternity services at Stoke Mandeville hospital. We strive to provide safe and compassionate care to all of our patients and it is good to read that your experience was a positive one and that you felt listened to, supported and very well cared for. Our staff really welcome feedback and we will ensure your kind words are passed on to the team at maternity and we hope that you, your husband and your baby are doing well as a new family. Kind regards Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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