"Poor attitudes of staff makes me not want to give birth in this hospital"

About: North Middlesex Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

I went in for my first scan when I found out I was pregnant. The receptionists (a young guy and older woman) were more interested in discussing how FAT some mums to be were and took their time to even acknowledge me standing in front of them. Upon my first appt with the midwife, her door kept opening with other nurses interrupting us and her phone kept going. Not once did she apologise. The second time I went, my Husband came with me and he asked the midwife “is she has a lock on the door?”, as once again we were interrupted by nurses coming in asking "wanna cup of tea, what you doing tonight?", when the midwife was in the middle of telling us about the seriousness of Downs Syndrome!

Generally, I can handle certain rudeness, but this is beyond that, this is my first child so maybe I am a bit on edge, but I DO NO WANT to be giving birth in this hospital and have gone out of my way to complain and get a transfer.

If this is the service I receive from just going in for a scan imagine what it would be like if I were in labour!! Doesn’t bear thinking about!

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