"Unsafe hospital"

About: Whipps Cross University Hospital

After a bad experience during my first pregnancy and several consultants in the scanning department missing 3 heart conditions on my baby I had my care transferred to royal London hospital who I could not fault I was monitored regualy and induced on time with a mw with me the whole duration checking on the baby, once born i had 24 hour care for my daughter in neonatal, during my second pregnancy I had Whipps again transfer my care to royal London but due to bleeding at 32 weeks I had to go to my nearest hospital which was Whipps, I was advised I wasn't activity bleeding so not worry but was put in the labour ward for monitoring until the morning, I was left for over 8 hours without a mw checking me or the baby and at handover at 8am the following day After finally being examined I was rushed into theatre for an emergency c section,no one explained what the problem was just that they needed to get the baby out now, I was asked in theatre my blood group which was all in my maternity notes which I toke with me adding to my confusion about what was happening and also noticed dry blood stains on the theatre lights above me! after my daughter was born she was taken straight to SCBU, and I was put back on labour ward without seeing my daughter or being told that she was ok, I was eventually told my placenta had abrupted and both myself and daughters lives were at risk, I was told I had lost 3 times the normal amount of blood during the c section but was not given a transfusion which I should have received, I had to wait 7 hours before I could see my daughter and was told by the midwife I was not allowed to get out of bed until the following day which I ignored to see my daughter, the care at this hospital is disgusting, they are unclean, and the care was awful, I would never return to this hospital !!

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