"Maternity unit."

About: Royal Bolton Hospital

Treatment before birth on antenatel clinic, triage and m2 of mum to be to twins with regards to repeatedly stating that she had extreme leg swelling and pain in both legs with history of varicose veins and was fobbed off with stating that it is the norm with twins - dvt and clots confirmed 3 days after admitting self to hospital as could not walk and in severe pain. Treatment and after care on m4 after emergency section with dvt/clots/twins, basically ignored and left to fend for ourselves in ward after major surgery carrying drains/evac electro dressing around in severe pain and with two prem babies to care for, treatment of twins after birth, twins given clean bill of health to be discharged on the Friday then less than 24 hrs later both admitted to hospital for phototherapy with severe jaundice not picked up in hosptal, mum not given aftercare plan or meds for dvt clinic or discharge sheet to say how section was sewn up and what with to aid midwife, stitches embedded by the time midwife could get to remove them at koala unit in nmgh. Whole experience very stressful causing extreme upset and depression and anxiety to mum after what should have been the most amazing experience of her and her newborn twins lives. Distraught and left with nightmares from the whole experience. A clinical investigation of mum and twins treatment needs completing as I would not wish it on my worse enemy.

My twins were born in September 2015 and now only feel strong enough to talk about the traumatic experience.

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Response from Royal Bolton Hospital

We're very sorry to hear your concerns both about your antenatal care and after your twins were born. We would like to look into this further and would be grateful if you would contact our PALS office on 01204 390193 or contact our switchboard on 01204 390390 and ask to contact either Matron Nicky Etchells or Matron Shelagh Tomlinson on bleep number 4620

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