About: Birmingham Women's Hospital Birmingham Women's Hospital Birmingham B15 2TG
Posted by Anonymous
Have been to women's hospital since the beginning of pregnancy. Assumed being a women's hospital it would of been the best but I was wrong. Have had letters sent for appointments which were the same day the letter was dated. Horrendous waiting times just for blood tests. I have had reduced fetal movement on numerous occasions and each time have had approx a 4 to 5 hour wait before even being seen in a cramped stuffy hot waiting area with horrible uncomfortable chairs. The amount of people who bring all the family who take up all the chairs is ridiculous and they won't move and neither will staff say anything. The receptionists are grumpy and don't say a word when you ask them questions. Seen a girl in labor in the waiting room and she was left in agony for hours before being seen.Last visit was shocking we waited 4 hours to be seen was then placed on a monitor and told the baby's heart rate is ok but you will need a scan but there is no one to do it as its now 6pm on a Friday. The doctor advised me I would be called Monday morning at 8am and I have had no response. I called the hospital repeatedly and again no one picked up!! This kind of service is shocking this is a life these people are dealing with. Half the time you see doctors and midwives chatting. When I was in the room bein monitored there was 4 other machines that were not even utilised but the whole waiting room was full of women concerned for their babies health as movements had changed or reduced. I am now 35 weeks and I am moving hospital care has been shocking throughout I would not recommend this hospital to my worst enemy.