"No staff left my daughter in the ward for 3..."

About: Scarborough General Hospital

My daughter went in on the monday to be induced but didnt get to her till 3pm from 8am in the morning ..they left her 24 to see if it would work she went into slow labour and they said they would break her waters when she reached 4cm but as they did have a bed for her in delivery they didnt have the staff as 2 ladys were in labour ..what is disgusting so they left her on the ward with strong contractions ..on the tuesday same thing happened right through the wednesday morning where she still is waiting for a bed due to staffing ..this is clearly neglect and there is no duty of care to my daughter ..her cobtractions are very strong ..we clearly feel that this hospital can not cope with 2 ladys at once and neglect others ..her partner has been coming and going and is very stressed ..i will be putting a written complaint in about this ..as this is ment to be a stress free time and not a hit and miss if they can get her in delivery after three days ...totally disgust ..i have told her to be moved to another hospital who can give her the care she requires ..this is clearly a staffing issue ..and i am sure staff are lovely even though she has has a abrute concultant at time with goung in bleeding ...if this issue is not sorted today i will be writing to the papers .

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Response from Scarborough General Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to contact us.

I am very sorry to hear of your daughters experience at Scarborough Hospital while she was being induced and the delays she encountered getting a bed.

We do take your comments very seriously and would like to opportunity to look into your concerns further.

Please contact the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) on 01904 726262 or email us at pals@york.nhs.uk and we will be pleased to help.

Kind regards

The PALS team

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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