"Neonatal transfers when there are bed shortages"
About: Northampton General Hospital (Acute) Northampton General Hospital (Acute)
Posted by Jacky (as ),
My daughter who is now 34 weeks pregnant wih twins with her first prgnancy has gone into early labour 3 times. Not unusual but three times she has been transfered out of Northampton by ambulance twice to milton keynes and this last time to Walsall.I cannot fault the care both my daughter and partner have received in these hospitals. My moan is that on discharge from these hospitals she has been expected to make her own way home. Her partner doesn't drive she has been told not to drive and is supposed to do as little as possible. It has been left to the family to arrange a lift home. Milton Keynes is only half an hour each way but Walsall is an hour and a half on a good day and thats if you know where you going and the M6 is open all the way!It took me a lot longer.I must admit I'm still shell shocked by this whole situation.