"Sorry for this"

About: Worthing Hospital

I went in to be induced on my due date 13/08/2015 due to severe SPD. First round didn't work. 2nd round did ish.

Thursday Friday nothing ( had to stay in as baby heartbeat kept slowing with contractions) Saturday night 1030pm ish my waters broke and I had to ask someone to clean mess for me - paracetamol and bed - labour ward he been full now for two days no room for me - 45 hours later ..... I go outside to breath some fresh air at God knows what time in the morning - collapse on the way back in and am crawling on my hands and knees screaming for help to the elevator and then to ward. Another pregnant woman has to help me - night staff don't beleive that I know I'm ready to drop now - I scream and beg for them to let me have a bath as tramadol and pain relief is not working - they refuse - to shut me up they says they will check me and no surprise I'm 4 - 5 cm - how funny there is a space on labour ward now.....

Thirteen hours later I say she is right there about to come out - they don't believe me - begging etc etc they check ... Surprise she's where I said she is - specialist the. Says wait for her to drop - two hours - don't think so I'm pushing and so I did.

Next morning I want to go home 5 days after getting there I've had enough - made to wait around only to be told I have to self inject some stuff for next seven days.

Get home and look up drugs and your not meant to take the injections if you have had an epidural or are experiencing blood loss can cause death - they went in the bin.

Only one midwife (newbie) was any good five stars to them. Everyone else needs to move to a new profession.

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Response from Worthing Hospital

Thank you for commenting on your experience at Worthing Hospital but we are sorry to hear that this did not meet your expectations. We are currently working on a project with local service users to develop and improve the Induction of Labour care pathway to provide better information and support for women and their family and hope this will improve experience of IOL in the future.

As NHS Choices is anonymous if you would like to discuss your experience personally please contact us through the PALS Office at Worthing Hospital on 01903 285032 or email PALSWorthing@wsht.nhs.uk.

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