"The staff are fantastic"

About: Royal Bolton Hospital

My wife and I chose Royal Bolton for the birth of our first child and I'm so glad we did. The staff were fantastic throughout our whole stay. From the moment we arrived at the birthing suite, they were kind and warm. They were very patient with our lack of knowledge (something we have unfortunately found uncommon with other medical personnel) and helped us through each step as it came. As the father, I had been warned that I would be ignored by the staff but this couldn't be further from the truth. They made sure I was coping and comfortable at every step and kept me topped up with coffee and biscuits.

The facilities were also brilliant. All in all, we went through three private rooms. We left the first one to move to the birthing pool room which was fantastic. After the delivery was complete, we were moved to another room with a double bed so my wife and I could be together and comfortable with our new baby. The staff were constantly there to make sure we were ok and coping with everything, right through the night.

I couldn't recommend the birthing suite highly enough.

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Response from Royal Bolton Hospital

Dear Allen, supportive fathers can be really helpful at the time of labour and birth and after all many want to share in the big even too, so it is good to know our staff included you in arrangements. Thank you for posting this and congratulations to you and your wife.

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