"Delivery hell"

About: Queen Charlotte's Hospital

Today i am 42 weeks pregnant so 2 weeks overdue. I was bleeding early morning so I came to the hospital at 3am. The doctor said that I will be sent to the labour ward soon so around 9am. After 11 hours in the hospital I am still waiting to be sent to the labour ward. I went to speak to a member of staff who was really rude saying that I had to wait as no midwives were available!! I have been placed in a room and I am still waiting. I am extremely tired, stressed, exhausted and frustrated. It's my first pregnancy and trust me I am quiet shocked about the service provided in queens Charlotte. I have been told that it was a really good hospital but by my experience it's horrible! I am still stucked and I don't know how long it is going to take. Maybe another 11 hours until finally somebody realise that an action as to be taken!!

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Response from Queen Charlotte's Hospital

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is sorry to read of your experience. Your comments have been passed to maternity services but it would be imprtant to investigae the concerns that you have reported. To facilitate this please contact our PALS service pals@imperial.nhs.uk

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