"Do not give birth here!"

I had my first baby here and I hated how I was treated. I was forced to go home three hours after giving birth at 5am on a winters night without a car. I wasn't ready to go home due to feeling extreme dizziness and finding it hard to concentrate, I could barely stand, and was ignored and carted off in a wheelchair to wait outside. We managed to find someone who were willing to take us home in their warm car at this ridiculous time,luckily and our baby didn't get pneumonia. For my first baby it was an awful experience, the midwife who took care of us had no empathy. Will go to a better hospital next time.

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Response from Fryatt Hospital

Thank you for your comments.

The maternity wing at Fryatt Hospital is run by Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust and as such Anglian Community Enterprise cannot comment on the care you received whilst using that service.

If you would like to contact us on 0800 819 9030 we can advise you how to contact Colchester Hospital to make them aware of your views.

We will also make the Patient Advise and Liaison Service at Colchester Hospital aware.

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