"Very happy with maternity care at St Thomas"

About: St Thomas' Hospital (London)

What I liked

I wanted to leave a positive note about all the positive experiences I have had with maternity care so far at St Thomas and the related (I think) mid wife unit in Brixton. After an initial fairly serious mistake by my GP in the first trimester, the midwifes and St Thomas stepped in and resolved the issue very well.

All my check ups have been a positive experience and efficient. The appointments with specialist consultants have been great as well. In early September I had some abdominal pain and the Day Unit was fantastic at checking me out, ruling out a number of potential issues and just having a fantastic level of bed side care (both midwifes and consultants).

I have had poor experience with my GP for the past several years (this may be due to GPs being over loaded - am not sure) but the maternity care so far at St Thomas has been great.

I have read online however that post natal care is poor so it seems like if they could get that ironed out it would be one of the best hospitals around.

What could be improved

I haven't been as impressed with record keeping but this is more a NHS wide thing probably. I wish there were electronic records across GP, hospitals etc and there wasn't a separate "maternity book" and then "child care book" that aren't electronic.

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