I'm due our first baby in May and going public in the Coombe. So far I'm delighted with the level of care from the nurses and doctors and the classes available.
I am worried about what i've read/heard about hygiene in the hospital. Can anybody who has been a public patient please advise me?
Also on a public ward how many toilets/showers are there per ward?
I went to the rotunda as a public patient and have to say never had issues about hygiene, I brought my own domestos wipes and cleaned the toilet before and after I went cos I’m a bit of a freak, Milton wipes are my best friend now!! The amount of showers per patients is irreverent cos everybody has a shower at their own discretion there not told etc.
I've been to the coombe on both and had no issues at all on hygiene. I was semi private but can't see that making any difference There are plenty of showers Everyone takes showers at different times depending g on when they get to the ward, how they are feeling etc so there are no queues etc
I went to the coombe and I found it was very clean - I had no issues for any of my visits - or my stay. everything was clean
I had 1st baby in the coombe, never any issues with them, place was clean.
Thanks for the replies! I'm a complete nutter when it comes to cleaning. The toilets are the first things I check out if we are staying away from home. Thanks for the idea about the wipes - I'll definitely be bringing some with me!