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QEH Woolwich or Derent Valley Dartford

(6 Posts)
Wazabi Mon 04-Dec-17 14:38:37

Hello, I've just found out I'm pregnant, im not sure how far gone and feeling a little stunned, I'm in my 40s so want to get checked ASAP ad it's my first pregnancy.

I went to see my GP who said I need to register with my local hospital, i have been offered QEH Woolwich or Derent Valley Dartford.

Dartford seems to have better reviews, but Woolwich is more convenient, has anyone had experience at either hospital?


OneForTheRoadThen Mon 04-Dec-17 21:09:38

I gave birth at QE for my first and am booked in again for this one. I found it fine. It was busy and the staff were occasionally hurried but I think you get that everywhere nowadays.

Tbh I didn't check out reviews of any of the local hospitals, I just picked QE as it was nearer.

Mummy96 Thu 07-Dec-17 12:59:05

I haven't had any experience at Woolwich hospital but have giving birth twice at darent valley, my first birth was horrible & the midwifes were really nice, anyone above the midwifes like surgeons, the people that don't the pain relief & everyone like that was extremely rude, I remember a man in theatre that said 'he could slap me' because i was in loads of pain as baby was back to back, seriously considering going to a different hospital this time x

Wazabi Thu 07-Dec-17 14:06:49

Thanks Ladies, it feels like such a big choice to make at this early stage! hmm

OneForTheRoadThen Thu 07-Dec-17 17:39:55

I don't think it is really- all antenatal care for both hospitals is done at Queen Mary in Sidcup so you'll hardly be at your birth hospital at all.

bathandpjs Fri 08-Dec-17 13:00:05

Darenth has a more homely feel to it. QEH is very clinical.

That being said, no one i know who has given birth at QEH has said anything especially bad about it.

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