"Contracted mrsa on m2"

About: Royal Bolton Hospital

This is my fourth stay on m2 in this pregnancy as i am high risk and have suffered with numerous problems such as pain and loss of blood.

I am currently 35 weeks plus 5 days pregnant.

I arrived at triage on 25th june after loosing some blood i was advised i should stay in as they did not know the cause and given anti d due to me being rhesus negative then sent to m2 i was already dreading this happening based on poor treatmemt i had received on m2 over the last few weeks when i had been previously admitted such as being left in excruciating pain for hours and talked down to and made to feel as though i just didnt matter. Today 26th june they discovered from the result of a pre op swab i had done on the friday when booking my c section that i had contracted mrsa as if this wasnt scary enough i was then rushed out of the bay i was in and transfered to a room to be on my own this was then made very clear to the other patients that i had some kind of infection as cleaners followed me to the toilet shouting my name through the door and then went on to tell me now only i could use this toilet and a sign put on the door warning other patients not to use iti wasnt allowed to collect my things to transfer them to my new room the staff did this with gloves and aprons on.

I have been sat alone for hours since this happened not been given any information on whats going to happen next or had any observations taken i still dont know why i lost blood and now im icolated more than they had already made me feel. Im a clean person and the only place im likely to have picked up mrsa was here yet i was shamed infront of lots of other patients and left devastated I'm not sure what happens next or if they are even concerned about my unborn baby at this point as they seem to of forgotten im here.

This has been extremely distressing for me and im having second thoughts about having my baby here.

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Response from Royal Bolton Hospital

Thank you for raising the problems you have with our service . I am very sorry to hear about your concerns regarding your care on M2. I understand that the ward manager has now met with you to address your concerns and you have had reassurance and an explanation regarding your care.

Please do not hesitate to contact the ward manager if you have any other questions or you require clarification regarding your on-going care plans.

Nicky Etchells, Head of Midwifery

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