"Was very well cared for - thank you!"

About: Princess Anne Hospital

I gave birth to my second son in PA hospital, and I am very impressed. All the staff were lovely and very attentive. I had my first son in Winchester hospital, and while I had a good experience, I was left unattended there for ages while in labour. I only managed to get someone to come to me when I was fully dilated. That was not nice and pretty scary. In PA there was always someone with me or right near by if I needed them. I also could use a buzzer button and someone would come within a minute. I felt very safe and well cared for. One downside was the food, so my advice is to take your own snacks if you can! Also, once I gave birth it took 6 hours to get me stitched up (one tear), give my baby vitamin K, write up my document and finally after lots of waiting transfer me to the post-labour ward. I felt that this was rather long, considering that I could have slept most of these precious 6 hours, but had to stay awake waiting for this and that... Apart from that, I can't fault the hospital. Wanted to say a big thank you to all the staff, you were brilliant!

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Response from Princess Anne Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your experience of the Maternity services at the Princess Anne Hospital. We are pleased to hear that you were so well cared for during your labour. We are disappointed to hear of the delays you encountered following the birth and that the food provided was not to your liking. We will pass on your comments to the Maternity Matron and Managers to share with their staff. We would like to wish you and your family all the best for the future.

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