"Wonderful midwives at Tameside General"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

At the end of October I went into Tameside Hospital to be induced. My first midwife was a lady called Emma who was brilliant. She was really welcoming, put me at ease as I was quite nervous. Emma was really busy all day but was still able to give me the care I needed. She was brilliant! At 6pm I was moved to ward 26 and I was in labour. Vicky took over my care. The handover from Emma to Vicky was excellent and I felt like I was really being looked after!

Vicky looked after me during strong contractions until around 10pm. She was really caring and helped me to master the art of gas and air which really helped my labour. Vicky kept a check on me and took me down to the delivery room. She stayed with me until Karen arrived. Karen was the final midwife to help me and she too was wonderful. Karen guided me through the labour and delivery, she was brilliant.

Later that night my baby girl arrived fit and healthy and very content. All 3 midwives deserve recognition for their hard work and wonderful caring attitudes. Please pass on my thanks to them for making this experience as easy as it could be. I will not forget them for making it special and stress free!

P.S. Emma came to see my new baby the next day which was so lovely - what a wonderful midwife!

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Response from Philip Dylak, Director of Nursing, Tameside Hospital Foundation Trust

Thank you for posting these comments which I was delighted to read. I will make sure the maternity staff are made aware of your comments. I hope all is well with you and your family.

Best wishes

Philip Dylak

Director of Nursing

Would you like to help the hospital to improve its services further? We are currently looking for patients and carers to become involved in a development called “Patient Stories”. We want to know more about our services from the point of view of those who received them – what was good, bad, what could be improved, what should be changed. Want to know more about what’s involved?

Please contact Philip Dylak, Director of Nursing at philip.dylak@tgh.nhs.uk

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