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Chelsea & Westminster Kensington Wing.....any experience?

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Star111 Wed 31-Oct-12 18:01:31

Hi all, I'm new!! smile
I have just found out I am pregnant (4+4) and would like to take private pregnancy care at the C&W hospital.
Some friends highly recommended Dr Mark Johnson but just phoned his secretary and he will be on holiday from just a few days after my expected due date in July....aaarghhhhhh
Is there any of you who is having/had experience with a good consultant obstetrician at the Kensington Wing and would like to share her experience?

Any answer will be welcome!!!


Star111 Wed 31-Oct-12 18:20:43

anyone?....... sad

Andromaca Wed 31-Oct-12 18:33:29


I had my 2 DC with Zoe Penn and she is brilliant. She is a no-nonsense person and i prefer this way but she is very prepared and very calming ( i had preeclampsia with DD from week 30 and she spotted it a good 2 weeks before: dd was born 36+6). She gets booked really quickly so the sooner you call the better.

Oh, and her secretary/amministrative assistant is a godsend: i had prolem with my insurance and she sorted it out for me.

Ihatepeas Wed 31-Oct-12 18:47:40

Can recommend really Chelsea and Westminster hospital I've had fantastic care. I'm nhs though.

emeraldgirl1 Wed 31-Oct-12 18:52:35

Hi I am using the Kensington wing having somehow found a way to afford it!!! I have no real idea about the facilities on the wing itself, sorry, I wasn't that bothered about finding out what the rooms were like etc. I chose the wing because of Roshni Patel who I am now seeing as my obstetrician. I love her, she is great and exactly what I needed (am anxious first timer who needs a bit of hand holding...) Other docs have great reputations there too but certainly if you really need a bit of soothing Roshni is your woman. Calm and kind and no question is too stupid!

Congrats btw!!

mignonette Wed 31-Oct-12 18:54:18

My son born there in '94 and Mark Johnson and Richard Smith performed my CS as I had a ruptured urinary bladder and uterus.

Mark Johnson saved my life in a 4 hour operation after the midwife failed to act when I started bleeding very heavily-claimed it was a 'show' (HA!) and only acted when the FHR decelerated to a negligible rate.

Richard isn't there now. I recommend the C&W especially for its proximity to decent restaurants/street food as the hospital food was terrible....

Star111 Thu 01-Nov-12 12:48:58

Thank you all for your answers!!!!!!!!!!!

and for the congrats.... I still find it hard to believe...and to even pronounce it! We haven't told anyone yet!
I was actually thinking of booking with Zoe Penn and glad to hear that some of you have had positive experience with her!! her secretary is off until Monday hopefully I will manage to book with Zoe for the w/c 19th Nov after my first early dating excited!


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