My friend is due to give birth in a couple of weeks and she has been given two possible choice of hospitals Kings or Queens? She is allowed to visit the maternity unit at Kings but not Queens. I was wondering if anybody had given birth in either of these hospitals - what did you think of the maternity unit?
I haven't given birth in either as I just made it before Harold Wood closes. 3 of my friends have just given birth at King Georges and were happy with everything. I think people have bad ideas about King Georges but in reality the maternity unit is quite good. Queens on the other hand, all I have heard is bad reports. Dh's neice is also training to be a midwife and she would recommend ing Georges over Queens any day. I hope this helps
I have been told that you have to phone Queens when you are in labour and see if they can fit you in (they are mainly for problem pgs I think) but tbh from what I have heard there is no problem with King Georges
I gave birth at Basildon hospital - and I did have to phone before I went but I think that was mainly so they have a chance to get your records ready etc. before you turn up. She has heard that Queen's won't accept if they have no beds - but how can they turn you away!!!
i gave birth in jan @ queens n i must say how bad it was...firstly i was told to wait in hospital after my waters had brojke cos i was on a risk list n i shuld ave been checked every so hrs but that never happened...i waited an hr b4 i got pethidine when i asked for it an hr before n i said i was pushing but cos i was asleep becuase of the drug i had the nurse said i weasnt n when she came bk i was nearly dilated n she told me to stop pushing cos they culdnt deliver in labour suite where i was allday...all in all it was a nightmare...my best birth was @ harold wood, it was lovely n so was the staff