"The Night staff up on the maternity ..."
About: Luton & Dunstable Hospital Luton & Dunstable Hospital Luton LU4 0DZ
Posted by Clare (as ),
What I liked
The Night staff up on the maternity ward were lovely and very helpful.
What could be improved
The staffing, due to the lack of staff i had to wait in the waiting room for what seemed forever (well 6/7 contractions.) I had to buzz the midwife twice as she had gone out the room when she finally came in it was just in time to deliver my baby. The following day i had to wait over 2 hours to be discharged, i was told the midwife would be 10 minutes!!!!! I was on the verge of walking out without my paperwork being done!!! Then she turned up we were half way through when she got called away, again i was told 10 minutes, 30 minute later she returned. I did use the buzzer after about 1 hour of waiting and basically got 'told off' and told to be patient. All i wanted to do was go home with my new baby!!!
This was my 3rd child, all of them i have had at the L & D Hospital the first two i had no problems with at all but due to staffing (i hope due to staffing) i did not have a very pleasent time.