With brand-new facilities, modern equipment and qualified and friendly staff, many expectant mothers now trust in the quality of the hospital`s services and feel more comfortable delivering their babies in hospital. The centre conducts around eight consultations a day, mostly for antenatal care and family planning. The average number of births at the hospital is now 15 per month.
Lor says the attention she received was excellent. “I was very happy with the service at the hospital, especially the way I was welcomed, cared for and how my delivery was monitored,” she says. “Just before the delivery, I felt secure because the doctor was there and made me feel confident that everything would go well. Just one day after I delivered my baby, I felt strong again. At home, the deliveries were very tiring and it took weeks to recover.”
With more women like Lor using the hospital`s services, new and expectant mums will receive better care and their children will have a stronger start to life. In the future, ChildFund will continue to support the local community in maintaining the quality of care provided, to ensure the sustainability of this vital health service.