"nasty staff with bad attitudes"

About: Leicester General Hospital

The staff place bets on whether a patient in labour will be a 'screamer' or not. One nurse was placing a bet and laughing about this with another staff member whilst standing next to me and my wife (who was in the second stage of labour at the time!). My wife was upset they were doing this and right in front of us. Ok hospital facilities but staff are stupid and just not nice people. Pete

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Response from Leicester General Hospital

Dear Pete, Thank you for taking the time to post your comment. We are very sorry to hear about your experience of the maternity unit at the General. This kind of behaviour is completely unacceptable and I would like to assure you that comments of this nature are taken very seriously. A programme of communication training is currently planned for our staff. However, I would be grateful if you could send me your details (wife’s name, full address and date of birth) so we can identify the staff concerned and ensure this does not happen again. My email address is Elaine.Broughton@uhl-tr.nhs.uk. Kind regards, Elaine Broughton Head of Midwifery Leicester’s Hospitals

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