"Maternity experiences"

About: Caithness General Hospital / Maternity care Raigmore Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

Had an awful experience at Wick maternity, At Raigmore, the staff I encountered are kind, helpful and cannot do enough to help you.

Do you have a similar story to tell? Tell your story & make a difference ››

Responses

Response from Maimie Thompson, Head of Public Relations and Engagement, Chief Executive's Office, NHS Highland

picture of Maimie Thompson

Dear mummyb

I am so very sorry to hear about your awful experience at Wick maternity. This is very concerning and something we would really like to look into. to make sure we learn from your feed-back and make improvements.

I have been in touch with Mary Burnside who is our lead mid-wife for the area and Bob Silverwood, the Area Manager, to let them have your feed-back. They would be keen to speak or meet with you if you would find that helpful.

Mary can be contacted directly on 0772 14 66373 or alternatively you can contact me 01463 704722 or maimie.thompson@nhs.net

I will also pass on your kind feed-back about Raigmore to Angela Watt who is the lead nurse for maternity.

I do hope we can find out why you had such a poor experience. Thanks again for bringing this to our attention

  • mummyb doesn't think this response is helpful
    {{helpful}} of {{totalOthers()}} other people think it is helpful

Response from Maimie Thompson, Head of Public Relations and Engagement, Chief Executive's Office, NHS Highland

picture of Maimie Thompson

Dear mummyb

I see my earlier response has not been helpful to you. I am so sorry about that.

Heidi May our Director of Nursing has also read your posting. Would it help if you spoke to Heidi or our CEO Elaine Mead?

My job is to try and help you and so I wonder if you would like to guide me? Please call me if you would find that helpful. I can promise we will take your feed-back seriously and act with sensitivity.

  • mummyb thinks this response is helpful
    {{helpful-1}} of {{totalOthers()}} other people think so too

Update posted by mummyb (the patient)

Hi there thank you for your reply.

I have already had meetings with Mary Burnside about my issues. I found her helpful and she listened to my concerns, but nothing can change my experience and how I was made to feel during my stay at Wick maternity unit. The only people who can change anything is the staff in the unit.

Updates, changes and questions related to this story