"Short of staff and beds in labour ward and triage"
About: Wexham Park Hospital Wexham Park Hospital SL2 4HL
I was told I had to be booked in for a Caesarian ,after much persistence and help from a few good doctors and midwives they agreed that I could try for a natural delivery (VBAC)When her labour started I was directed to triage- as was told I needed to be closely monitored.after monitoring me and the baby's heart rate for a short time - we were left to our own devises -when my mother thought I was in the 3 rd stage of labour She went to call the nurse to tell her i was going to deliver- nurses rushed in and told me I couldn't have the baby there and needed to go to the labour ward. To my discomfort i was put on a chair and wheeled to the labour ward- where I was no longer able to sit I got up and fell to the floor. Staff then took me into the labour room and told me they had no handover and were to treat me as an emergency.I went on to have good care from the doctors and midwives in the unit and safely delivered my beautiful daughter .I had the natural birth I wanted but not an optimum experience. My concerns are : poor facilities and lack of privacy in the triage area- understaffed. ? Communication issues between labour ward and triage.