"Duty of Care?"

About: Scunthorpe General Hospital

My daughter was admitted into this hospital for an inducement as her baby was two weeks overdue, this was her 1st child and the age of 38 she was pretty scared to say the least. After much 'messing about' with her and causing not only my daughter but her un borne child stress a C section was performed on the 12th August at around 4pm. My daughter had already been in hospital for several days prior to this, she is a vegetarian and made this quite clear on several occasions, she either didn't get a meal quote" we have lost your menu" or a kind nurse would scrape round the leftovers looking for non meat food. i.e. cheese sandwich and cold beans, She was discharged 3 days after her operation, she complained that her 'wound' was bleeding and was told to -now listen to this everyone- to put a sanitary towel on it! and sent home, never having had a baby nor an operation before, she thought it cant be right, but it must be as, they are the experts! After a week of suffering her husband took her back to this hospital, as she was is agony and bleeding profusely from her 'wound' she was admitted immediately and given two types of antibiotics but then discharged the next day. It gets worse, a midwife was sent to see her at home, but the midwife had no idea why, but I am happy to say she is being cared for by her local heath centre, who were not aware that she has had a caesarean or a baby! What should have been a beautiful experience turned out to be a nightmare for her. Hang you head in shame Scunthorpe Hospital, thank goodness my daughter and her beautiful son - who is perfect - are receiving the proper care they deserve........questions will be asked trust me

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Response from Scunthorpe General Hospital

Thank you for posting this feedback, please can I ask you to contact our head of midwifery Julie Dixon so that these concerns can be investigated? Julie will need your daughter's name and other details in order to do this. You can email her on julie.dixon7@nhs.net or call 01472 874111 ext 2995. Alternatively you can contact our patient advice service on 01724 290132. Regards, Sarah Mainprize

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