"pediatric ward"

About: Barnet General Hospital

My daughter was born premature in barnet. She didnt look good to me but they said She had jaundice under treatment level and sent me home.next day midwife came and sae her being very yellow and told me to take her back to barnet a&e.so i took her and there she went even worse her body temp dropped to 34c she was floppy unresponsive basically half dead.they said she had chest infection and gave her antibiotics and oxygen.each day they reduced the oxygen telling me that she was getting better.even when i told them that she wasnt the doctor said she was(and kinda making fun of me asking me how i know!)they gave me all kinds of excuses eg she is premature, She has infection,some babies r like that etc.the sixth day they incresed the oxygen level from 0.02 to 2.30litres staight away.i told them why they did that and they told me that she just need it.i told them that i wanted all the photocopy of the test results.believe it or not half an hour later they decided to bring the eco machine and there they found a problem with her heart.they transfered her to GOSH and there i found out that there was a connection problem(left lung was connected to the right vain of the right artery)and that she needed a cardiac surgery asap cos she didnt hve much time left.now she is very well thanks to GOSH and nurses there. How stupid is it that when a baby looks bad and cant even breathe, they can say its infection without obseving seriously.

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Response from Barnet General Hospital

We're sorry to hear about your experience. Please could you email further details to rf.communications@nhs.net so that we can look into this for you? Many thanks.

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