"Maternity care at Wansbeck hospital"

About: Wansbeck Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

I had my third child last year and have said since that if ever i had another child it would NOT be at Wansbeck.

I felt that the midwifes did not have time for us. I was induced and it was a long process. I was sent in for induction by the consultant and due to loss of water at 37 weeks - 4 days earlier than my original induction date due to high BP because I had been losing water for a couple of days the consultant wanted me in asap.

The midwives could not find anything in my notes about the water loss so seemed to be treating me as if i was been induced for blood pressure. I thought all they had to do was look through my notes properly!

Anyway my baby was born 2 days later, in distress and making a funny noise when breathing. The midwives dismissed this even though he ended up going into special care that night.

When home he continued making these noises and 2 weeks later ended up in the RVI where the doctor picked up on this noise straight away saying it was because he was having problems breathing. A week later he was discharged happy and healthy thankfully.

I feel like Wansbeck really do not listen to anything you have concerns about at all, due to staff shortages. Health care assistants were sent to answer buzzers which needed a midwife's attention therefore meaning you had to wait longer while she went to get a midwife. I could go on and on, but basically, would not choose this hospital to give birth in again.

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