"Very good, bar some little things"
About: Southend Hospital Southend Hospital Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 0RY
Posted via NHS Choices
It was very obvious that the hospitals business affected the efficiency of how things were run and it took a big toll on how quickly you got seen to, especially in the postnatal section of the ward. I did absolutely love the midwife and the student midwife I had to deliver my little girl in the beginning though, they were lovely and encouraging and made my first experience a lot easier to deal with, midwives were incredibly helpful (and didn't tell me off when I let my husband have a go on the gas and air...oops!) obviously I appreciate how busy the ward was, however I found one of the postnatal midwives to be very stern and sharp and she made me a little nervous to buzz if I needed help. However, the overnight staff were amazing and so comforting to talk to it really put me at ease when my little girl cried the whole night! One midwife was really lovely to talk to and she cheered me right up even though I really did not want to stay overnight!