"The birthing of my dear grandson"

About: Medway Maritime Hospital

I visited the hospital on the 21st December My grandson was a perfect child until it came his time to enter this world at Medway hospital. He is still with us even though he does not know it, at least he is in no pain the poor little man. This can not be said however, for is Mum & Dad. He has little brain function presumably due the him being staved of oxygen during his birthing. His brain stem, which controls the reflexive functions of the body like heartbeat, breathing and digestion, continued to operate In order to keep him alive in his present condition, he has to be fed with a tube. During my visit to the hospital I found it very impersonal and in need of a total refurbishment.

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Response from Medway Maritime Hospital

I am extremely sorry to hear these concerns. If the parents haven't already done so, I would encourage them to contact the Trust to look into matters more fully. Obviously we would require more details to address these concerns. We are committed to delivering high quality care - that is our top priority and I am very sorry to hear you feel that did not happen on this occasion. Suzanne Brooker Head of Patient Experience Email: suzanne.brooker@medway.nhs.uk

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