"I was in labour"

About: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital

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I had an emergency c-section was stuck on a ward were all curtains were closed no windows or fresh air couldn't see or talk to anyone I was told I couldn't get up and care for my baby girl I had to buzz a nurse for help my baby laid chocking while I was buzzing for help no one came in the end I had to get up and get her out of the cot when the nurse turned up she told me off for having her in the bed with me what else could I do it was agony getting her out I couldn't get up and put her back again . I was home in 2 days and had an infection and ended up with depression it was a really bad start for me my partner and our little girl I waited 20 years for her she's my little miracle I was told I couldn't have any more children I have one other he was 20 when she was born when I had my son on New Year's Day 1991 I was told the hospital was under staffed but I was really well looked after I had 1midwife and the ward was brilliant really happy time for me but 20 years later I was not looked after or cared about I think that was the start of my depression I felt alone and unhappy stuck on that ward behind curtains and when I was still in labour my baby got stuck no matter how much I pushed she wouldn't move the midwives took the gas and air away when the doctor came to check on me he told them off and demanded they brought it back .i have lots more to say believe it or not that's just a snippet of my hell when I had my daughter . I'm just getting over it all now and what a bad start me and my girl had my partner left me we are back together trying to work it out but it all started from bad care at margate hospital I know nurses are over worked under paid and under appreciated if I had my way they would be payed more than anyone but no matter what your paid your still a nurse you do that job for a reason to look after people who need it and to care .

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Response from Julie Pearce, Chief Nurse + Director of Quality + Operations, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for providing us with feedback and I am sorry that you were unhappy about your experience. Please do get in touch with me by email and I can arrange for someone to talk with you about your experience. My email address is Julie.pearce1@nhs.net

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