"Maternity unit"

About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead)

I am disgusted with the utter carelessness and terrible Attitude of the midwife who I repeatedly told I was In active labour and who still told me to go home And so I reluctantly followed her advice in extreme Pain and went to the car park to go home Then began to have the urge to push my waters Ended up breaking on the car park floor Completely degrading and freezing cold, uncomfortable I was brung back in took to the delivery room And I had my son within half an hour, so I clearly Had been in active labour I then was refused gas and air when I Got to the delivery room! I have never been so angry And the fact I now have horrible experience of having My first child thanks to the disorganised midwife is horrendous She was too busy doing paperwork to care about the fact I was Giving birth would never recommend ever having a Child at the q.e and il be going to the r.v.i to be treat Properly in future If I ever have another child.

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Response from Queen Elizabeth Hospital

We are very sorry that you've had such a poor experience at our hospital. We'd like to look into this more to try and find out what happened. If you would like us to look into it and provide you with some feedback on what went wrong, please contact our PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) on 0800 953 0667 or pals@ghnt.nhs.uk

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