"my sister's baby could of died"

About: University Hospital (Coventry) / General medicine University Hospital (Coventry) / Urology

(as a relative),


My sister is 17 weeks pregnant. She’s in Walsgrave hospital Coventry. My sister went in to hospital last week and is in hospital because she kept being sick and she has got a bad water infection. The day after she went into hospital, my sister lost loads of blood clots and then at 10am water came away from my sister. The nurse came in the room and said she was in labour, they never scanned her or anything.

All threw the day she was in agony and then at 9.00 pm still no sign of the baby, they was going to give her a tablet to speed up her labour and then a new nurse came in the room and said she was going to give her a scan, so at 10.00 pm 12 hours later we found out her waters never broke and she was not in labour. So that means they could of gave my sister that tablet and that would of put her in labour at 17 weeks and she would have lost her baby and now my sister is carrying a healthy baby girl. All the time she was in pain they treated her really bad.

Thank you for listening to my story.

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Response from University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Thank you for your posting.

I was aware of the issues concerning this patient when she was admitted to our hospital last week.Unfortunately due to patient confidentiality it is not possible to answer the issues raised here. However, may I take opportunity to assure you that the staff acted in the best interests of the patient and her unborn child at all times during her admission and very much regret that this was not felt to be so by her family.

Acting Modern Matron, Gynaecology

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