"Midwives great all but one!"

About: Royal Oldham Hospital

I was induced on the 29th of January 2015. With it being my first baby I didn't really know what to expect but the first midwife I was seen by made me feel uncomfortable, wouldn't let me eat anything and said I couldn't move as I was hooked up to the machine, the midwife was rough when trying to break my waters and wasn't calming at all - the midwife was fairly young and seemed quite inexperienced (and they had a trainee with them, I think they were the one who needed supervision!!) luckily the midwives changed shifts shortly after and I am so thankful for this as the members of staff were great, couldn't have asked for more! I felt more relaxed and in control and thank them so much for being there for me and my boyfriend!! I ended up giving birth by c section at 1.09pm 30th Jan 2015.

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Response from Royal Oldham Hospital

Thank you for leaving your comment regarding your visit to the Maternity department at the Royal Oldham Hospital. We are sorry to read your comment about the nurse being rough and making you feel uncomfortable but we are pleased the nurse on the next shift made you feel relaxed. We will forward your comment to the department manager to address your concern and share with the rest of the team

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