"Midwives at Liverpool Women's are too busy to listen"

About: Liverpool Womens Hospital / Maternity care

(as the patient),

I had a stillbirth in march 08 at 37 weeks. I constantly expressed my concerns to the midwife but she just didn't have the time to listen, since the place is like a cattle market.

Even my consultant said the outcome might have been different if my concerns had been followed up.

I had a baby girl in May this year. I had to be induced at 35 weeks because of my obstetric history (placenta was under mature in previous preg, reason for stillbirth). The placenta was to be sent away to pathology but what did the midwife do? Disposed of it down the chute! And when asked to retrieve it, she just made excuses why she couldn't!

In my eyes this hospital is overworked and there are certain midwives who haven't got the time to listen, but the one person I would like to thank is Dr Topping. Without her I wouldn't have my daughter.

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Responses

Response from Anne Bridson, Corporate Matron for Patient Experience, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

I appreciate that you posted your comment a while ago and I apologise for the delay in responding to you and just wanted to say that if you should want to discuss your concerns further please contact me via anne.bridson@lwh.nhs.uk

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Response from Liverpool Womens Hospital

I know that your comment was posted a long time ago but I wanted to acknowledge it so that you knew that patient feedback is invaluable to us and I sincerely apologise that at this sad time, we did not provide you with what you needed. I would still like to hear from you to discuss further if you felt this was soemnthing you would like. My email adress is anne.bridson@lwh.nhs.uk I am the Matron for Patient Experience

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