How do you rate Watford General Hospital's maternity care?

Watford Observer: How do you rate Watford General Hospital's maternity care? How do you rate Watford General Hospital's maternity care?

Women’s experiences of maternity care have improved over the past three years, but progress is needed in some critical areas, the findings of a survey published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) show.

The 2013 survey of women’s experiences highlights concerns around continuity of care, support during labour and birth and cleanliness of hospitals.

The survey received responses from more than 23,000 women who had a baby in February this year and it covers all aspects of maternity provision; antenatal care, care during labour and birth, and postnatal care.

Almost 140 acute NHS trusts took part and their individual reports will help them compare their labour and birth services with those elsewhere in the country to identify good and poor performance. The findings include:

• More women than in the 2010 survey felt they were always involved in decisions about their care, both antenatally (77 per cent) and during labour and birth (74 per cent)

• More women than in the 2010 survey said that most of the time they were able to move around and find a position that made them most comfortable during labour and birth (71 per cent)

• More women said they definitely had confidence and trust in the staff caring for them during labour and birth, up from 73 per cent in 2010 to 78 per cent

• More women than the 2010 survey reported that they were left alone at a time that worried them during labour and birth, up from 22 per cent to 25 per cent

• Almost one in five women said their concerns during labour and birth were not taken seriously (19 per cent)

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9:44am Fri 13 Dec 13

H0RN3TSFAN says...

My wife gave birth 3 months ago in the ABC suite. Although it was a natural birth it certainly wasn't an easy birth, and every midwife we encountered through out our time there and also a few days spent on the maternity ward afterwards were absolutely wonderful. I will be forever grateful to everyone there for their help, their care and their wonderfulness.
My wife gave birth 3 months ago in the ABC suite. Although it was a natural birth it certainly wasn't an easy birth, and every midwife we encountered through out our time there and also a few days spent on the maternity ward afterwards were absolutely wonderful. I will be forever grateful to everyone there for their help, their care and their wonderfulness. H0RN3TSFAN

11:19am Fri 13 Dec 13

CaptainPC says...

Scum.
Scum. CaptainPC

7:55pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Ack2012 says...

Outrageous left to have a still born on my own!
Outrageous left to have a still born on my own! Ack2012

9:59am Sat 14 Dec 13

Mrs Nobody says...

Im aware everyones experiences will have pros and cons.. other than finding a used maternity pad in the bed (cleaners fault i presume) i have only had good experiences having 2 children there.
Im aware everyones experiences will have pros and cons.. other than finding a used maternity pad in the bed (cleaners fault i presume) i have only had good experiences having 2 children there. Mrs Nobody

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