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About: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital

What could be improved

midwives in birthing suit were smoking whilst on shift so during labour every time the midwife returned to the room all i could smell was cigarets and yet the NHS advice in not to let a baby under six months be around someone who has smoked within 2 hours.

i was left over an hour before being checked fighting against pushing to be examined and told i was ready to push - i knew that already, i could feel it but noone would examine me or let me.

on the post natal ward, due to problems with babies latch, i needed to express and cup feed my baby but the nurs/midwife didnt ask if she minded me feeding my baby and just did it and i felt that moment was stolen from me to be able to nurture her in her first few hours.

Anything else?

i was sick throughout my pregnancy and talk to every midwife or doctor i came accross but no body looked into it. two weeks ago i was diognosed with gallstones and talking to other people who have had this i believe that this contributed to my ill health. i was made to feel like a hypocondriact when in actual fact i do have a medical problem. now i am being passed around and noone is giving me answers or assigning me to a surgeon. i have been told i need my gallbladder out but have only found out today that no doctor has bothered to follow this up. after speaking to my doctors surgery i have been told to leave it a couple of days before chasing up the hospital myself. i feel neglected and desperate for answers. i am in pain on and off and have to care for a baby and noone has the decentcy to treat me with the respect of making sure my health is passed on to the correct department.Follow upGallstonesPatient careGeneral surgeryDoctorsMidwifeSurgeonsOpening hoursBabies

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