"A successful water birth"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

Arrived on maternity ward at 11am. A birthing pool was filled, at my request, and the midwives were amazing. Their encouragement and the calming facilities of the birthing pool, meant that I only used the warmth of the water for pain management.

The midwives could not have been more supportive- they were amazing.

Would recommend Tameside Maternity Ward to everyone and it's such a shame that the bad press of this hospital is tainting the hard work and dedication of the midwives at Tameside.

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Response from Lindsay Stewart, Deputy Director of Nursing, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you so much for your kind words. All the staff that work in the Maternity unit endeavor to provide the best care possible for all women and their families. I will ensure that the staff get sight of your posting.

Thank you again and may I take this opportunity on behalf of myself and the staff to wish you and your family well.

Thank you again

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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