About: St Mary's Hospital (Manchester)

What I liked

My first two midwifes would great

What could be improved

The care of patients and communication

Anything else?

In January i gave birth to my second child (first was born at salford royal) beautiful daughter with no help of the hospital. I arrived at the hospital at 9 in the morning at 4cm was well looked after up to 8 at night when was my last check was told that i was 6-7cm but cervix was coming down and to go for walk which i did. At 10 a new mid wife came in told me i wasn't labour (with out check) and that i was being sent home baring in mind i was 41+3 she did i term +10 monitor on me wasn't interested in me being sick or my previous labour. At half 11 i left the hospital to travel a half hour journey home. my little girl was born at my mum's home due to losing my house to a fire 6 day before at 20 past 12 delivered by my partner and my mum. She was born blue with the cord around her neck twice my partner did amazing job to get her breathing. when the ambulance turn up they gave her oxygen they was concerned with the amout of blood loss i was having they rang and told st mary's telling its around 1.5liters. i got sent back to the hospital to deliver placenta which they was struggling with and i had high bp they was about to inject my with a drug to help right before they ask me if my bp was ok turned out i need another. around the hospital there is signs saying min stay after birth is 6 hours they was trying to send me home within 4 half.which they couldn't due to the fact the bbc wanted to film us for their new doc. the midwife that treated me was one who i had who sent me home all she said was it was the walk to the car that must of done. when i got home i read through my notes to find out they put my blood loss as 400ml. the midwifes that treated me at home was even disgusted to my story

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Response from St Mary's Hospital

We are very sorry to receive your comments and concerns via the NHS choices website. It is very difficult to respond to the specific concerns you have raised without being able to investigate in detail. We take all issues surrounding patient care very seriously. If you want to raise this issue please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0161 276 8686 or by e-mailing pals@cmft.nhs.uk.

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