"Garden room"

About: Leicester General Hospital

Sadly I went into early labour on 29.10.2015 at 23 weeks pregnant. We knew our beautiful Elsie May would not survive. After 30 long hours of labour she was born sleeping on 30.10.2015. The midwife who delivered her, was incredible and we could not have wished for more. They treated both myself, and my partner with so much respect and shown us empathy at the most difficult time of our life. They supported me in every way possible and I could not have got through this time if it wasn't for the way they supported me.

I had to stay at the general for five nights afterwards, and every midwife and doctor we came into contact with were incredible and very supportive, they could not do more for us. Special thank you. Incredible midwifes! !

Elsie May's funeral donations are for The Garden Room and Alex room at the general. I don't know what I would have done if my partner could not have stayed with me for the five nights. We were able to share a double bed, have our own bathroom and kitchen away from happy couples!!

Cannot thank everyone enough at the general.

Lauren and Karl

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Response from Leicester General Hospital

Dear Lauren and Karl, thank you for your kind review for the maternity services at Leicester General Hospital and please accept our condolences on the loss of Elsie May.

Your comments have been passed to all involved and you can be assured that they will appreciate that their actions helped support you and Karl through this difficult time.

We are most grateful for your donation, all monies received will go towards supporting other families in similar situations and we are glad that our dedicated rooms (Garden and Alex) were of benefit.

We are most grateful for your feedback and wish you both all good wishes for the future.

Regards, Communications Team, Leicester Hospitals.

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