Long story short I had brilliant midwife look after me throughout my labour. She was kind and caring and listened. She always made sure the patient and family were okay. She never took her break the whole shift and I'm pretty sure she left late just to get me to the ward after my emergency c-section. Her name is Bernice. I think the trust need to realise how lucky they are to have someone like her work for them. The Dr was also great and he would listen and take the time to explain things. He would tell you his opinion on things but he had to talk to his superiors who would make the final decision without even seeing you. I cant really fault the delivery suite/ theatre staff based in my experience .
After surgery I was told I'd be helped by the nurses to change/ feed baby. My partner got kicked off the ward 20 minutes after us getting there due to covid guidelines. I found my nurse from the beginning was very rude and never helped me once with baby other than to put her on me to feed but the nurse had taken my bottles to sterilised and never gave them back. I was left chasing pain killers and struggled with every task. This staff member then left my baby uncovered after telling me she was cold so I had to force myself to stretch across to cover her.
Around midnight I was expected to get out of bed for a wash and so they could remove my catheter. The same staff member left me on the rail of the bed whilst removing the catheter then complained that I was sitting on it. They laughed in my face when I asked if they had a frame that I could use to help push my top half up.
The day staff however were routinely bringing me painkillers and checking in on me.
My experience was great for delivery. But poor for Kent ward
"Delivery suite & Kent ward"
About: Medway Maritime Hospital / Maternity Medway Maritime Hospital Maternity ME7 5NY
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