"Left without care"

About: St Mary's Hospital (Manchester)

After being induced for pregnancy, i was left for over 12 hours without any checks, this resulted in me reaching full labour and practically pushing the baby out on a non maternal ward, not being believed about contractions / labour, and being rushed in for an emergency operation. Apparently I was in labour for 6 minutes, with the baby being born after 9 minutes, all without drugs or a care from any of the prenatal staff. Baby had cord wrapped round her head, and a ectopic heart beat, and I was a high risk case because of existing medical conditions, but still no checks, it could have ended so much worse. Thankfully the baby is now fine, but the trauma still stays with me. I would definitely not recommend this hospital to anyone else, and after looking online, there are many similar cases. Shame on you St. Mary's!

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Response from Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to learn that your experience at Saint Mary’s Hospital was not positive. Your feedback is important to us and it would assist us to make changes and improvements if you could provide us with more information. The maternity team do look to make continuous improvements and there are programmes in place looking at different aspects of care throughout pregnancy, labour and the postnatal periods.

It is difficult to respond to all the posts in a full way often because of a lack of detailed information, therefore if you would like to discuss this with us in more detail, please feel free to contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0161 276 8686 or by e-mailing pals@cmft.nhs.uk

The Patient Experience Team

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust