"Aspen ward left me feeling worthless"
About: Darent Valley Hospital Darent Valley Hospital Dartford DA2 8DA
Posted by Mona D
This is the 2nd baby I have had a Darent and both times their after care in Aspen ward has let them down. The midwifes on Tambootie and in ante natal clinic right over to delivery suite are fab but the midwives in Aspen on this occasion particularly were horrible. After a traumatic delivery I was placed in the ward and on every occasion I asked for simple paracetamols I had to chase up and waited an hour each time.
On one occasion of asking the midwife went out to and told another midwife who I won't mention that I mentioned I had been waiting almost an hour to which I heard them really loudly in my direction 'well we are short staffed what does she want'! I was horrified and again after waiting 30 mins further I alerted the midwife I had heard this and they told me I should have walked out to the desk then instead of waiting. Please note I was in no condition to walk and had they not have told me to press my bell if I needed something I probably would've waddled over. Rude just isn't the word to describe them so please don't expect any aftercare. Just nagging every 10 minutes to get up and walk around, they don't care at all!