"Maternity care"

About: Pinderfields General Hospital

My daughter who is 7 months pregnant was admitted to the maternity ward in the early hours of Sunday 24th of August 2014. she was brought in from Pontefract A&E after suffering symptoms of pre eclampsia . She is due to have her baby at the LGI in Leeds but went to Pontefract because it was the nearest A&E which you would if you are ill. Staff were fine at Pontefract and an ambulance took her to Pinderfields. I am apalled at how she was treat in the maternity department not by the doctors but by the midwives. She was told constantly that she should not be at the hosptial and made to feel very unwelcome, all of this at a time when she was suffering , worrying about her unborn baby and very vulnerable. Luckily she was discharged the next day but had to endure one last dig from the midwife, who went and prodded the front of my daughters notes and said next time go there where it said LGI hospital . It is disgraceful it is the national health service clue is in the national and if you are ill and in danger surely you have the right to be treat at the nearest place that can deal with it !

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Response from Pinderfields General Hospital

We would be pleased to arrange for this matter to be investigated if the patient would like to contact us directly.

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