"Maternity unit"

About: Watford General Hospital

I went in to hospital at 1.00pm my baby hasn't moved since late last night and I was extremely worried, they hooked me up to machine to check baby's heartbeat and monitor movement, I was having strong intense contractions but they didn't seem to notice, they left me and my friend in the room without a drink of water or anything, I waited 4 hours for a doctor even though I was told they were going to see me next, baby still didn't move so I asked another midwife if they could give me something for the pain (contractions) they didn't suggest anything but swore I had an urine infection, I had another urine test a few hours later when doctor finally came round and said I didn't have an infection just contractions and they were sorry to mix me up with another patient my contractions weren't close enough together but very intense, anyway i got discharged in late evening just to be told to come back in at 10pm for more monitoring and the same again happened omg I am appulled at this hospital care I was given.

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Response from Watford General Hospital

We are sorry to learn that your experience of our hospital was not as expected.

If you would like us to investigate this matter further on your behalf, please contact our colleagues in the Complaints Department on 01923 217866.

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