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About: York Hospital

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I have given birth to my three children at this hospital, having the third was definitely the worst experience. First of all , straight after giving birth I had to make my way to the toilet by myself, on my way, I dripped blood on the floor of my delivery room so the nurse/midwife angrily tutted and scolded me saying 'I've just moped that floor'! Then I mentioned that I felt quite sick, so the nurse/midwife said she would get me something for the sickness. She told me to sit down then without warning, threw her arm back and stabbed me in my thigh with a syringe. I was deeply shocked by this as I was expecting a tablet, she was very hostile and quite hard and callous throughout the whole ordeal of having my baby. When I was wheeled to the nurses station with my baby, the nurses there were not smiley, friendly, approachable, in fact they made me feel that I shouldn't be there bothering them. This was supposed to be a special time in my life, truth is I couldn't wait to get out of this hospital, the staff ruined every bit of it.

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Response from York Hospital

Thank you for your posting. We do take comments made very seriously and we would like the opportunity to investigate the particular concerns you have raised. Please contact our Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) on 01904 726262 or email pals.york@york.nhs.uk and they will be pleased to help.

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