"Problems with neonatal at wishaw general "
About: Wishaw General Hospital / General Surgery Wishaw General Hospital General Surgery ML2 0DP
Posted by 1959 (as ),
All these issues have been noted over the past months and still are being noted. Some of the midwives and consultants are brilliant at their job, but I feel that the majority of others I came into contact with need to be retrained now. We have found the lack of communication is an absolute disgrace. And the attitude of some of the midwife staff speaking to each other and also to parents is disgraceful.
In our experience, parents were not told everything that was being going on with their child. They were calling and being told that everything was fine, and the baby had been great, but then coming in to find that the midwife says completely different.
How can parents and family members go home feeling their baby is going to be ok, when we call we are not being told the truth? It seems that the midwives are messing about with treatment, as if a premature baby doesn't have enough to fight.
We noticed the baby was unwell and constantly said for over a week to the midwives, but everyone said the baby was fine. Apparently, the midwife knows best and the baby's fine. However, over a week later, a consultant came in, has one look at the baby and called for an emergency blood transfusion and antibiotics.
Clearly, the midwives need to be retrained, and also at least listen to the parents, who clearly can tell there's a problem with their child. I could go on and on as the list is endless, but it will all be told and written in a formal complaint.