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Amanda Holden praises 'incredible' nurses


TV actress Amanda Holden has paid tribute to the care she received from nursing staff after she gave birth to a stillborn baby.

“When a nurse brushed my hair, I started crying – it was the most tender, loving thing after being bashed around so much,” Ms Holden said about the loss of her son Theo in 2011.

“That’s why I am so pro the NHS. The people in intensive care who looked after me were incredible,” she said in an interview for the November issue of Good Housekeeping magazine.    

Ms Holden subsequently gave birth to a girl, Hollie Rose, in January 2012. She already had a seven-year old daughter Lexi.

“Hopefully, someone will read this and take a bit of hope from it because there was a happy ending for me,” she said. “A lot of women don’t have that – I was very lucky.”

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Readers' comments (3)

  • Thanks Amanda, good to get some positive feedback. Why aren't there more comments??

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  • I am so glad that you felt supported and cared for.
    thank you for the positive feedback, I hope it encourages more people to remember to say the good things we do, not just the negative.

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  • Was this in an NHS hospital?

    If it was, she is a rare commodity.
    We should then get a cardboard cut out of her to place in the entrance of every NHS hospital to remind people that we are not all uncaring/dispassionate and incompetent........and that someone, somewhere appreciates us.

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