"Awful awful awful"

About: Royal Oldham Hospital

Was transferred here as other hospital full - when I arrived I had prepared because of bleeding to have a c section early at 30 weeks. Even though I was bleeding & had contractions I was not seen for 10 hours. When I eventually was babies heartrate had dropped so low it was emergency buzzers & everyone running. I asked for pain relief on 5 occasions - in fact begged & was it old yes then nobody would come back. The midwife informed me that they were seriously understaffed - to a dangerous level. I discharged myself as I felt that unsafe in their care - I will never return here & don't recommend anyone does - for the mum and baby's own safety.

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Response from Royal Oldham Hospital

We are sorry to read your comment regarding your visit to the Maternity department at the Royal Oldham Hospital. If you wish to discuss your concerns, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0161 604 5897. We will also forward your comment the department manager.

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