"Queen Charlottes has gone down Hill."
About: Queen Charlotte's Hospital Queen Charlotte's Hospital London W12 0HS
Posted by Anonymous
I was at queen Charlottes with my baby girl due in November 2012 my appointment at the hospital was fine, I then went to the birthing centre from 36 weeks which was great as in the main hospital they run about 1 hour behind in the birthing centre you was seen within minutes. I then became over due and went it to slow labour on friday not giving birth till wednesday. I went to the hospital being sent home twice, the third time i went in i was admitted only for them to try and send me home 4 hours later which i refused as i was in so much pain and hadn't slept since friday. so they sent me down on the ward, i got checked 4 hours later and got sent back up to delivery. My first midwife was terrible hardly spoke to us and left me for hours on end, i had had an epidural and woke up during the night it had worn off i was in alot of pain, shaking and crying i buzzed the nurse twice to be told shes buzy. another miidwife then walked passed and see me and attended to me straight away i had also developed a temperature so was given something for that. I was then put on the drip 8 hours after being promised as i needed to be supervised but wasn't she kept disapering. Finally the morning staff came on shift i had a loverly midwife and trainee who never left me once, spoke to us and was very nice. The matress my partner slept on also had a needle in it which was found in the morning. my baby was delivered by forcepts but was fine. After my midwifes left at 2pm i was left alone holding my babty until midnight i had no cot and no one to move me and no food offered to me. Night staff was great as my baby wouldnt settle she took her for 5 or 6 hours so i could sleep. The then day staff came on they where horrible and made me feel like a silly little girl even though im 26. I was given some toast and lunch order was taken, it was given to somebody else though, even though i was told i was lying basically so i didnt eat again. I Would like to say a big thanks to the midwifes that delivered my baby and the night staff on the ward. Everybody else didnt want to be there.