"Birth Centre"

About: Pinderfields General Hospital / Maternity care

I would like to thank all the staff in the new Birth Centre, and the Drs in the labour ward. I was admitted to Birth Centre in established labour in early hours of 5 August. My room was lovely, with led candles, a huge pool and birthing sofa. My midwife looked after me so well. I had a traumatic induction with my first baby and they did everything they could to keep this labour non clinical and relaxed. It was a long labour with the pool and gas and air, and unfortunately at 9cm I was in need of more pain relief and was rushed across to labour ward for an epidural. A lot of staff was involved in this transfer and administering the epidural as fast as possible whilst I was distraught in pain. Every single staff member needs to be thanked sincerely for looking after me. I was left to deliver my baby calmly with my midwife, without any Drs. And I was even allowed to be moved back to a private recovery room in the birth centre which made me and my husband very happy.

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Response from Pinderfields General Hospital

Congratulations on the birth of your baby.

Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

It is always good to hear from women that have been happy with the care and treatment they have received. I will share your story with the matenrity team, they will be pleased to hear that you found them to be helpful and caring.

Kind regards

Clare Blackburn

(Complaints & PALS Improvement Lead)

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