About: Royal Derby Hospital

Far too much management of numbers, charts and monitors. Don't expect the registrars to look at you until they've checked monitors, and possibly not even then. Very little evidence based care and in my experience several Dr's used threats and fear as a tool to enforce induction without reason. The dept has very high section rates. That's over a third of women they don't 'trust' to birth without surgery. Even after suffering birth trauma and a forced catheter (against my wishes) they tried very hard to push me into induction a second time. Needless to say, I gave birth at home the second time. I would recommend you avoid it.

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Response from Royal Derby Hospital

Many thanks for your feedback relating to our Obstetric services. We were extremely sorry to hear of your disapointing experience and if you would like us to look into this matter more thoroughly, so we can respond in more detail, we would be very pleased to assist. If this is something you would like us to do, then please contact our Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) on Freephone 08007837691 or via email on dhft.contactpals@nhs.net to provide them with more specific details of this experience and I am sure they will be able to help you further. We feel all patient feedback is important as this gives us the opportunity to learn and implement improvements to the care we provide and therefore once again may I thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and I hope we will be able to respond more thoroughly if you decide to contact our PALS service. Kind regards, Deborah Furness, member of the Patient Experience Team for Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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