"Bad experience of obstetric care in Oldham"
About: Royal Oldham Hospital / Gynaecology Royal Oldham Hospital Gynaecology OL1 2JH
Posted by Carol_2 (as ),
My daughter in law was admitted to the Royal Oldham Hospital just before xmas with pregnancy complications. We travelled from Scotland to see her, and could not have been more disgusted with the conditions we found.
In the curtained cubicle she was kept in, staff were talking about the most intimate subject loudly and for all to hear. No shred of privacy. After seeing several different doctors, none of whom had the manners to introduce themselves before performing intimate internal examinations, she was given a different diagnosis every time.
Nobody offered a cuppa, while we were there she rang for a nurse and waited 25 minutes before anyone appeared. When baby was born things were no better...when he flopped and stopped breathing she had to carry him down the corridors looking for help because no one responded to the buzzer.
Following the Caesarian section she could barely walk herself. Paint flaked from the walls and what met me in the visitors' toilet defied belief. Trails of blood and excrement on the floor and down the outside of the toilet pan - there long enough that it had dried. And this is the 'envy of the world'?