"Lovely midwives and staff"

About: Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

I had a home birth, and when I called the hospital in labour the receptionist got the midwife on call to ring me straight away. Both midwives who attended my birth were amazing, very friendly and made the whole experience perfect.

We then had to come into SCBU to have our daughters newborn health check, and the staff were very gentle with our baby and explained why they did each test. We had also been given an appointment for the following week at Wansbeck for her hearing screening, but on arrival at NSECH they had arranged for someone to do it there and then to save us the extra trip out with our newborn.

I can't comment on the maternity facilities as I didn't use them, but on the tour they appeared to be very clean and comfortable

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Response from Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

Dear Madam,

Thanks very much for your review – it is great to hear how our staff played their part in supporting you to welcome your wee girl into the world. I hope all is continuing to go well at home – we have such high expectations of giving birth sometimes, so it’s lovely to hear you describe your experience as perfect.

Take great care of yourself and that precious girl of yours. Do please let us know if there's anything you need.

With best wishes, Annie

Annie Laverty – Director of Patient Experience