"some of the midwives are a credit to their..."

About: Hull Royal Infirmary

After having had one of my twins stillborn three years ago, i was extremley apprehensive and terrified throughout my last pregnancy with my daughter. The staff at HRI ADU were absolutely fantastic in their care and support of me and also very reassuring. When I reached the milestones in my pregnancy of when i lost my son; they were very supportive, gave me their time to talk through how I was feeling and intervened when my stress levels began to affect me. On the few occasions that I attended the unit for monitoring with my oldest daughter, they were very tolerant of her presence and would take the time to explain what they were doing and what they were looking for when they were monitoring my youngest daughter's movements. I was however very surprised when i attended the labour ward by how many of the doctors hadn't read my notes and kept asking if this was my first baby. On the other hand, the midwife who took care of me and my husband during my ECS was absolutely brilliant, had taken the time to read my notes, was very reassuring and a rock of support throughout the whole operation. Without her help, i don't know how I would have fared emotionally. She made such a big difference to my experience of birth this time. This particular midwife and the midwives at ADU are a credit to their profession and we are so lucky to have such caring and hardworking individuals working at our local hospital.

Story from NHS Choices

Do you have a similar story to tell? Tell your story & make a difference ››


Response from Hull Royal Infirmary

Thank you for adding you comment to the NHS Choices website. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback and we will ensure that the staff concerned are made aware of these.

If you would like to become more involved in decisions about local healthcare, we are recruiting members.

By becoming a member you receive our quarterly newsletter, find out more about your local NHS and help us improve local services. You can also attend our ‘medicine for members’ sessions and respond to questionnaires. You don’t need any special skills or experience to become a member; you just need an interest in local health services. There is no commitment, you can get involved as much or as little as you choose.

For more information please either email foundation.trust@hey.nhs.uk or telephone the Corporate Affairs office on (01482) 675165.

If you need to discuss our services further, please do not hesitate to contact our Patient Advice & Liaison Service on (01482) 623065 or email on pals@hey.nhs.uk as we are always striving to improve our patients experience.

Thank you once again for taking the time to provide us with your views on local NHS services.

Kind regards,

Patient Experience Department Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

  • {{helpful}} {{helpful == 1 ? "person thinks" : "people think"}} this response is helpful