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Kingston maternity unit is officially the best in the South West of London

Kingston maternity unit is officially the best in the South West of London

Mothers rated Kingston Hospital the best in South West London in a recent survey from the CQC.

More than 400 women who gave birth at the hospital in February 2018 were asked questions about their experiences.

The trust came fifteenth out of 69 nationally, and beat other hospitals nearby.

Gina Brockwell, director of midwifery at Kingston Hospital , said: “We are delighted at the results of the maternity survey, which clearly show that on the whole women have a very positive experience when they choose to give birth at Kingston Hospital.

“We have improved in a number of areas since the last survey and are doing well when benchmarked with other trusts, particularly those in the South West London area.”

The Trust scored particularly highly in a number of specific areas including:

Women were given all the help they needed by midwives They had confidence and trust in staff They were treated with respect and dignity They felt well supported at the beginning of labour They felt involved enough in decisions about their care Their Partner was able to stay as long as they wanted They were discharged without delay

Ms Brockwell said: “Our midwives, doctors and maternity staff always strive to provide the best care and support for our women, as well as their babies and loved ones, and the results of the survey show that their hard work makes a big difference.”