"Four hours and no pain relief"

About: Royal Lancaster Infirmary

My friend recently had a baby at the RLI and I visited her. At the time of the visit, she was in complete agony and had suffering terribly from after birth pains. It took over four hours for the midwives/nurses to bring her two paracetamol.

I have never had a baby at the RLI so don't have first hand experience, but based on what I've seen, it doesn't look good for the mothers or babies. I am due to have a baby soon at this hospital and will post another review when I do. My consultant however is excellent and I cant praise them enough, unfortunately I cant say the same about the midwives.

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Response from Royal Lancaster Infirmary

We are really sorry to hear about your experience and would be keen to investigate further. If either you or your friend would contact our Patients Relations team on 01539 716621 it will allow us to examine what happened in more detail and let you know what we learn. Thanks again for getting in touch.

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