I gave birth to my DS at Homerton University Hospital in 2013 and I was really pleased. I'm also due to give birth there again this time round. My midwife on the delivery suite was lovely, and I also had a nurse and a few others at my labour at one point and they were all very helpful. My DS was born healthy.
My only negative would be the maternity ward, I wasn't too happy with the midwife I was assigned with as I did not find her helpful at all but there were also some that took their time out to help me.
Hi, I wrote a post asking out of UCH or Homerton. Most people said UCH.
I live under Hackney... Stoke Newington. However I requested UCH as my maternity hospital.
I did not even know about the maternity deaths !!!!! As it is my local hospital I suffered a miscarriage in a and e the way they treated me was disgusting and it took several days for them to suss it all out.
When I had abdominal pains at 9 weeks, I rang homerton early pregnancy unit and they said nothing they could do, they couldn't see me. I could go to a and e but nothing could be done until a referral was made going into the next week.
I rang UCH maternity they told me to go in straight away to their early pregnancy unit. They have me a ultrasound there and then.
Cannot fault them so far, the staff shook hands with me, facilities look modern and some birthing suites are privately sold for £4500!!!!
It just shows the different treatment in different areas under NHS PCT. My friends who have birth at Uch recommend it too.
I feel calmer giving birth there compared to my previous experiences at homerton