"shocking midwife decision nearly give birth on the..."

About: Newham General Hospital

lovely hospital lovely staff & there are some idiot who spoil everything please let me explain i took my wife she was 39 week and 4 days pregnant so in the the morning she start pain which was about every 10-15 min the morning midwife was very friendly & helpful she explain that contraction has to be every 5 min only then we can admit to the hospital there for we have to go home we understand then we went home but by evening pain goes real bad its every 3-5 min we rush to the hospital only then we meet our evening midwife who i did not think they have any humanity i did not like their first impression no smile they look angry we say to them my wife is bleeding & the pain can't take any more then the midwife checked my wife told us you are only 3cm there for we will send you home although there was pain every 3-5 min they don't care only thing was in their mind send us home while my wife going trough hell. my wife was keep telling my baby will come out soon the midwife at reception didn't believe anything she says will give you some pain killer then send you home. after taking pain killer pain went like crazy we request to midwife please check one more time they reply we can check again after 4 hours. i don't understand why they keep saying sending home then i realise they have no experience because any experience midwife will never behave the way she behave. let me explain you why when the midwife mention they can check my wife after 4 hours but my wife give birth after 20 minute. so that's how it went the midwife told us it will be another 4 hours only then they will check my wife again then my wife went to toilet she told me that her water was broke my wife mention to midwife about it but midwife didn't believe at all rather they called someone upstairs talking about gibing painkiller and send us home. my wife was crying & telling me that i thing my baby is coming still midwife didn't believe but my wife start to scream so loud only then 3 other midwife came out to help when they put my wife to the bed baby head was little out already they didn't have time to change my wife cloth or bed she give birth within 20 minute. if we listen to the midwife in the reception my wife would have give birth in the cab half way home. service was very good after she give birth but reception experience we will never forget in life time thank god we didn't listen to them & we stayed there. i like to thank you who help my wife during birth of my little boy specially the midwife who help clean wife & take care my boy also make tea & toast for my wife i must say you are a star there. soon they put us in downstairs service was very good the midwife there was the best, people like them still work there only the reason we feel like to go back there keep it up your good work. kind regards parves

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Response from Newham General Hospital

Dear Parves Congratulations on the birth of your son. We hope that you are all settling in well. Thank you for taking time to share yours and your wife’s experience during the birth of your baby. We are sorry to hear of your experience with the receptionist. Your comments have been shared with the matron on the maternity ward at Newham for all of the team to see and to make improvements where needed. Wishing you all the best Barts Health NHS Trust

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