I have visited quite a few nursing homes, maternity hospitals & general hospitals. But this one has taken me by surprise! Nestled into a by lane of Malabar hill, this is one of the oldest hospitals, extremely well maintained & the cleanliness and hygiene is impeccable. The admin staff, nurses, doctors, Housekeeping staff each of them strive to maintain the high standards of hygiene, professionalism & care! Throughout my 5 day stay, with all the nurses on rotation, each one was equally exceptionally trained, experienced & helpful. They are extremely encouraging of new moms exclusively breast feeding the baby & help overcome the initial hiccups & fears. Even with the baby staying with the mom in the room, the nurses strive to ensure comfort to the new mom. They work with clockwork precision be it the baths, change of linen, medicines, meals, baby bath et al. Surprisingly the house keeping staff empties the dustbins 2-3 times a day something which even the fancier hospitals don’t! Their nursary where the babies are taken for bath & formula feeds are simple, clean & well maintained. Each new mommy gets a farewell gift too! The rooms are very spacious & planned like a personal bedroom rather than the standard closed wall rooms. The furniture within rooms is sufficient to stock everything possible & has enough seating for a whole khandaan to celebrate the new born! Though yes they are extremely finicky with their timings. The meals are simple, vegetarian & taste fine. With respect to their charges, even the most expensive suites are actually very easy on the pocket as compared to most other big corporate hospitals & absolute value for money in comparison to other nursing homes. St. Elizabeth’s is hands down the best hospital for maternity!
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