"Midwife Unit in Perth - brilliant"

About: Perth Royal Infirmary / Maternity care

(as the patient),

I've got to know the midwife unit in Perth very well, because I attended for check ups 3 times a week from 5 weeks before my daughter was born. The midwives were brilliant and I felt very well looked after at my check ups at the daycare clinic.

I had my induction date already scheduled in Dundee, when labour started naturally 3 days before the induction date. I phoned the midwife unit in Perth and thankfully it wasn't very busy when I phoned, so I was able to get on my way early. We had a 45 minutes drive and I was glad we left the house early, by the time we arrived in Perth everything was in full swing.

The support was fantastic. I got a room with a pool and managed to stay most of my labour in the pool. I had a big baby and the midwife did a fantastic job to help getting her out. She kept me updated all the time, what choices I have and what she would recommend. I felt in control all the time.

I decided to stay 2 days in Perth, because I needed support with breastfeeding. I got a great single room with en-suite. The food was good (for hospital food) and everyone was very nice and supportive.

I highly recommend the unit in Perth. There is lots of experience and everyone has a big heart!

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Response from Margaret McGuire, Nurse Director, NHS Tayside

Good afternoon

Firstly, may I please take this opportunity to congratulate you on the birth of your daughter.

I have been delighted to read about how well looked after you have felt during the latter stages of your pregnancy, your experience of labour and your subsequent stay in the midwife unit in Perth.

I very much appreciate you taking time to provide feedback about the standards of communication, care and experience you have received and I hope you and your daughter are both well at home.

Kind regards

Dr Margaret McGuire

Nurse and Midwife Director

NHS Tayside

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