"I felt uncomfortable having men in the post natal at hospital"

About: Royal Oldham Hospital / Maternity

(as the patient),

I found it very uncomfortable having men sleeping on the postnatal ward they are very loud snoring and I hate that they have used the same bathroom I think this is unhygienic. I'm worried I will get an infection as I just give birth because men are using the toilet it has put me off having a shower which I have avoided.

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Response from Samantha Whelan, Patient Experience Midwife, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust - Women's and Children's

Thank you for leaving your comments about your experience on the postnatal ward. I am sorry to hear that you felt uncomfortable during your stay, please accept our apologies for any distress that this has caused you. We welcome feedback and I have forwarded your concerns about men using the toilets with the postnatal ward manager. If you wish to contact me to discuss your concerns further please email me at:


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