"The midwifery staff in general ..."
About: Leighton Hospital Leighton Hospital Crewe CW1 4QJ
Posted by Anonymous 1 (as ),
What I liked
The midwifery staff in general were friendly, however there was a great variation of staff who appeared unprofessional and uninterested to the wonderful but few, who were brilliant and trying to pull the weight of all the staff who really couldn't be bothered.
Morale appeared very low.
What could be improved
My labour was difficult with the midwife delivering my baby pronouncing that she wasn't very good at this! Praise God for a senior midwife stepping in and taking over.
Staffing levels were very poor, my baby was supposed to have hourly observations, however this was only done once!
I have a medical condition which means it is very hard for me to get around, when i arrived on the ward the midwife was brilliant and very helpful, however once the shift changed i didn't see anyone till i hobbled down to the desk to ask for help!
The hospital was dirty with blood on the floors and in the bathrooms and dry vomit on the frame of the bed!
The discharge process was very poorly organised and despite having been seen and discharged by the doctors it took the midwifery staff several hours to fill in the tick chart for our discharge.