"Brilliant maternity care!"

About: Huddersfield Royal Infirmary / Maternity

(as the patient),

I was originally planning on having my baby boy at Calderdale however circumstances changed and I delivered at the huddersfield birth centre in August 2012.

I was really happy with my care so in brief.

*all the staff were extremely kind and helpful especially my partner, who I cannot praise enough!

*the birth centre is spotless and has great facilities including a large suite with birthing pool, all rooms have their own bathroom and there is also a communal kitchen offering meals for the parents, as well as tea and coffee for guests too.

*there are no strict visiting times and a guest can stay overnight, which is great!

*you don't leave the hospital until you feel ready and the staff make sure you are confident with breast feeding etc before you go.

Overall I have no negatives, this was my first baby and the staff and the birth centre made the whole experience special, I would recommend to anyone wanting to go, the only thing you can't have here is an epidural as it is purely midwife led, however you can be transferred very fast if needed.

Dewsbury hospital could really benefit from seeing how well huddersfield is run as I have not had a good experience with the dewsbury maternity service (seperate review)

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Response from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to feedback your experience of our Huddersfield Birth Centre

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the facilities and of course that our staff provided the level of care expected of them.

We hope that you, your partner and your son are all doing well.

Response from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Delighted to hear that all went well for you and your son, and hope you are both doing well. We will pass your comments on to the staff at our Huddersfield Birth Centre who will also be grateful to you for your kind comments. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback.

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