"Some excellent midwives some not so"

About: York Hospital

Having had 2 children at York in the last two years my experience was the same with each. The midwives I was fortunate enough to have deliver my children, were fabulous and I cannot thank them enough. However on first admission and subsequent stay in G2 I encountered some midwives who were unfriendly and un reassuring although I have to stress these staff were by far the minority with the majority of staff being extremely kind and caring. I just wish those midwives who effected my experience of childbirth would consider that the birth of each child is extremely special to a mother despite ' the hundreds of deliveries you've done' and that their actions during the delivery impact greatly on the stressfulness of the birth and subsequently a mother's memory of it.

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Response from York Hospital

Thank you very much for your posting. Your comments have been passed to the teams concerned. We are pleased that your visit to us was in the main very positive; our aim is to provide a high standard of service which reflects the needs of patients. Your comments on how we might improve things have also been passed to the relevant teams

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