"Very disappointed with midwifes and maternity..."

About: North Middlesex Hospital

Very diasspainted from the minute we walked into the hospital :

1. The nurse says I'm not on labour because I wasn't screaming when I walked in and when midwife check me I was 4-5 cm dilatated

2. Midwife didn't help speeding the labour because was finishing their shift - I've give birth 30 mins after they left

3. Midwife on nights came to say hello at the begging of their shift and good bye to finish of their shift - never seen the midwife around during the whole night

4. Midwife forget to give the antibiotic to the new born baby - excuse next day was that they couldn't find it

5. The baby had a blood test and the results should come in an hour - I finally had the results after 8 hours when I was shouting around

6. That result was not clear so anothe one was done 19 hours after that and then another one and so on

7. I've asked the midwife for painkiller and I have couple paracetamol tablets trown on my hand after 4houts when my husband was shouting at them on the corridor

8. A doctor told me to pack up and another one came after an hour to telling me I'm not ready

9. After 48 hours I'm still here waiting for a blood result and for the baby check up

The list can carry on , very disappointed :(

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Response from North Middlesex Hospital

Thank you for your feedback.

Your comments are very informative and I will be discussing these points in detail with my team.

This is not the standard which we expect to provide and can only apologise for the delays you received.

I am the head of midwifery, g.slevin@nhs.net and would welcome any further feedback you may wish to supply.

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