Mums’ royal seal of approval for Queen’s

�Three Havering mums who gave birth at Queen’s Hospital have praised the good service they received.

Jenny McArdle, from Hornchurch, gave birth to twins Ben and Harry after an emergency Caesarean section.

She went to the hospital in Rom Valley Way, Romford, to be induced and said staff and their actions made her feel safe and confident about her care.

After the Caesarean she was in the high-dependency unit after losing a lot of blood during the operation.

Jenny praised nurses for helping her breast-feed and doctors for explaining the procedure before the operation.


She said the team was incredible, and added: “The staff and their actions made me feel very safe and confident that I was being cared for to the highest level.”

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Tina Reed, of Rainham, also had a Caesarean in November and praised staff, but added some people entered Queen’s “ready for a row” and were aggressive to staff.

Hannah Evans, 19, said when she went into the hospital on December 18 she said she was given the best standard of care she could have asked for.

The following evening she gave birth to son, Danny, who was 11 days late.

Hannah, of Harold Hill, said: “It was better than what I expected it to be and the midwives were fantastic with me.

“They let my mum and partner stay with me over night. I thought they were brilliant, and they treated me like an adult and explained clearly everything they were going to do and supported me the whole way through.”

Averil Dongworth, chief executive of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust said: “We have been working extremely hard to improve our maternity service, and it is gratifying to get such positive feedback from women who have given birth here.

“This will also give a well-deserved boost to our dedicated midwives.

“I hope that their experiences will allay any fears that mothers-to-be may have had about our maternity services.

“We have made enormous improvements and will strive to improve still further, so that women can be reassured that they will receive the best levels of care during their labour and delivery.”