"maternity care at this hospital"

About: Wythenshawe Hospital

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The care given in the maternity dept of this hospital was tante amount to neglect when my grand daughter had her son( first born) on July 22nd at 6-30 am.The staff left her unattended straight after the birth,Baby wasn't weighed or cleansed.He was left in a dirty bloody towel.Mum was left in a bloody bed, unwashed and not even offered a cup of tea.A complaint was made to the staff 2 hours after the birth.The 6 staff were directly outside her room on the delivery suite!They eventually went to attend to both mother and child 3 hours after delivery.Mum wasn't moved to an antinatal ward untill 2-30pm.There was NO bath where she could cleanse herself after a difficult birth that involves a manual removal of baby and stitches to Mums nether regions.Mum was discharged after 2 days with an infection and feeling thoroughly depressed due to lack of pain relief she asked for.What is going on in this hospitals' maternity Dept. is anybodys' guess!

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Response from Wythenshawe Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on the NHS Choices Website. Please accept our apologies for the delay which has occurred in responding to your comments. Please accept our apologies that your granddaughter's experience was unsatisfactory. Your comments will be passed to the Maternity Department , but if you would like to make a formal complaint, please contact the Patient Experience Department on 0161 291 5600 or via email pls@uhsm.nhs.uk . Kind regards Patient Experience Dept UHSM

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