About: Royal Oldham Hospital Royal Oldham Hospital Oldham OL1 2JH
Posted by Anonymous
After hearing all the recent bad press before my planned c section I was terrified!
However theatre staff was amazing and very reassuring.
However when I got back to my single room after having my first baby, I felt very isolated and scared.
Didn't have staff visiting often I they was telling me how short staffed they was (not reassuring at all)
Also when I had to buzz so someone could pass me my crying newborn (as I didn't have use of my legs at this point due to spinal) or pain relief.
The midwife would come in within a few minutes and cancel my buzzer and tell me they'd be back in a few moments... I waited over 2 hours at one point! I was in tears as I was in so much pain with no pain relief and a hungry newborn. In the end I learnt to adapt and had to grab my baby by her baby grow and heave her up... Not safe!
I am expecting my second baby and 100% would never consider returning to oldham hospital again. Scary..