"Recent visit for induction/labour wc 7/8/17"

About: Peterborough City Hospital / Maternity

Recently I had a 5 day6 stay at the delivery suite of the hospital due to be induced early.

I had spent several weeks attending ADU and the staff there were really helpful.

When it came to our induction/labour some of the midwifes who cared for me could not of been more helpful. In particular one of the lead midwifes, who seemed to go out of their way to get things started for me when the ward was clearly extremely busy. The midwife made the time in their shift to come and keep both me and my husband updated on the progression of my induction/labour and what was next to happen to me.

Kerry understood exactly how we felt about things and offered both reassurance and empathy to both me and my husband throughout the Tuesday/Wednesday and Thursday night.

We would also like to thank another midwife who spent their whole shift with us through the last day of my induction and even stayed on passed their shift end to help with the safe arrival of our baby girl, supporting me immensely to ensure I remained unharmed from the delivery.

My only criticism would be that during my stay I was continuously forgotten when it came to meal times. The midwifes did try to monitor however due to the ward being so busy they couldn't always help with the situation or track down the food staff.

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Responses

Response from Lesley Crosby, Deputy Chief Nurse, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to respond following your stay in our Maternity Unit. It is always a pleasure for our staff to read comments such as yours and I will ensure they are passed on.

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you, your new baby and family well. I will pass on your comments re being forgotten at mealtimes as I am keen we address this promptly

Regards

Lesley Crosby

Deputy Chief Nurse

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