Antenatal ward staff were 'fantastic'.
Article Type: Letter to the editor
Author: Hay, Emma
Pub Date: 05/01/2010
Publication: Name: Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand Publisher: New Zealand Nurses' Organisation Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 New Zealand Nurses' Organisation ISSN: 1173-2032
Issue: Date: May, 2010 Source Volume: 16 Source Issue: 4
Accession Number: 227796722
Full Text: I would Like to express my sincere gratitude to all the staff at Wellington Hospital's antenatal ward. I am an NZNO staff member and on reaching my 20th week of pregnancy last month, was unfortunate enough to experience severe pain and bleeding, which resulted in my admission to the antenatal ward for the first time!

Over the next three weeks, I was in and out of the ward because of kidney stones and finally had an emergency operation to insert a stent. It was a traumatic time for both me and my husband, especially with the concern for our unborn child. However, as in every situation in Life, there is a silver Lining and for us it was our obstetrician, Michel Sangalli, and all the ward staff--Christine, Rose, Chloe, Pip, to name just a few. Everyone, including the midwives, nurses, catering staff, cleaners and orderlies, was absolutely superb and my care and well-being were never anything but fantastic. I look forward to going back for the "big day" and will no doubt recognise many familiar faces. Thanks again everyone.

Emma Hay, Wellington
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