"Very unhappy with my maternity care"
About: Bedford Hospital South Wing / Maternity care Bedford Hospital South Wing Maternity care MK42 9DJ
Posted by upset mother (as ),
When I had my son, I was induced 1 week early due to concerns over his size. I went into the day-unit at Cygnet wing at 9.00am and was allowed home. I arrived at delivery suite at 2pm, and was then promtly left for 3 hours.
A different midwife saw me for my next check-up and she left. Around 30 minutes later another different midwife came and asked how I was. I was then introduced to my final midwife (although she left for very long periods of time too).
To say I had a traumatic birth would be an understatement and I felt the level of care I received was atrocious (especially as they knew of my past history and how terified I was).
I made a complaint to the delivery suite manager and had a meeting with her. I raised my concerns and she was very apologetic (we had proof of neglect). However, when she wrote back to me, I felt the lies and conflicting feedback was appalling.
I for one will never return to this hospital.