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About: Leicester General Hospital

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I am due to give birth at the LGI in Dec 2013. After hearing horror stories my views have turned negative. I attended the maternity assessment unit after havin a PV loss at 35 weeks. I live between Leicester and West Workshire but have chose to hae the baby here as I'm under a consultant due to pregnancy being "high risk" I called the maternity assessment unit in advance and I was advised by a wry Polite midwife (night shift) to come in. I got the the unit just before 8am to find no staff present. All 5 Members of staff were seeing to one patient who was the only one there and me in the waiting room. I was asked publicaly why am I here? To which I replied that I've already called up and I've had a PV loss. After waiting 2 hours I was told that I've got a UTI - so was placed on antibiotics. I argued and said its not a UTI. To which I was told it wasn't "the show" I later called my community midwife and explained things to her. She took a fine sample and confirmed that I do not have a UTI. She said its a loss due to the mucus plug protecting the cervix. These antibiotics made me very ill with nausea, indigestion and loss of appetite. I have had to call a few times to get some advice as he always found the night staff much more happier and polite. I just pray to god that I don't get miserable midwives on the day o my labour!!

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Response from Leicester General Hospital

Dear reviewer, Thank you for posting a comment, we would like to firstly apologise that it has taken us over a week to get back to you. We have spoken to senior midwife at Leicester General Hospital, Joan Morrissey who would like the opportunity to speak to you in person to find out some more details about your recent experience and discuss your concerns. Please call Joan on 07717 694 404 at your earliest convenience. Merry Christmas, Communications Team Leicester's Hospitals

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