"My midwifery training at North Middlesex"
About: North Middlesex Hospital / Maternity care North Middlesex Hospital Maternity care N18 1QX
Posted by former student midwife (as ),
I spent 3 years training as a midwife at North Middlesex and my heart goes out to the women who have had their babies there. Having come from a customer service background I was horrified, and continue to be horrified, by the appalling attitude of staff towards women and their partners.
Having completed my training I decided to start as a newly qualified midwife at a different trust as I had absolutely no intention of working at North Middlesex, despite having been offered a job. My training was poor and I cannot say that I enjoyed any part of it.
I have since worked at two different trusts since qualifying 10 years ago and have had a completely different experience. I am extremely proud of the care delivered in my current trust and appreciate that the the 'care' I witnessed at North Middlesex would never be tolerated here. I left North Mid years ago and had hoped it might have improved. It is depressing to read that things do not seem very different from how they were back then.