"Some staff at the unit are really ..."
About: Peterborough Maternity Unit Peterborough Maternity Unit Peterborough PE3 6BP
What I liked
Some staff at the unit are really kind and devoted to their jobs and I'm very appreciative of this. Well done.
What could be improved
I am absolutely shocked by the way I was treated during and after labour. There aren't enough staff on the unit, especially at night. Both myself and other ladies who were patients there during my stay at times were left for hours without adequete care (not getting help to feed babies after a cesearan, drips not being changed, birth partners not being allowed in the hospital to give support, being left alone for hours in a distressed state, some staff were rude and gave out wrong medical information, plus many other areas of concern). Without exception both myself and ALL the ladies I have bumped into since my stay who had ceseareans at the same time have said they had infections as a result, that's a 100% infection rate amongst the five of us. This is disgraceful, and really worrying. I thought it was just me who had a bad experience there, but I've been proved wrong when chatting to these ladies.
Improvements? Well there needs to be some serious improvements - More staff are needed NOW, more money should be put into this part of the NHS. Cleaning needs to be improved. And staff that are there should be better trained and more compassionate
I would definitely NOT recommend this hospital to anyone, I was left traumatised by my ordeal, if you can afford it go private is my advice.