"Felt ignored whilst in labour at Tameside General"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Maternity care Tameside General Hospital Maternity care OL6 9RW
Posted by rain744 (as ),
I recently went into labour 5 days early. I arrived at the hospital, and was told that someone would bring me gas + air (which didn't happen).
I asked for an epidural shortly after admission as I was 7cm dilated and in unbearable pain. I felt that this question was completed ignored!
An hour after this request I was given gas + air, and shortly afterwards my baby arrived. I was in the delivery suite for another 7 hours whilst I was on drip, me and my boyfriend weren't offered any refreshments.
Early the next morning I was moved to ward 27, a ward where I was the only one with a baby! I was let home later that night without anyone checking on my blood loss or giving me iron tablets as my iron level was low (I lost 1.5 lt of blood during labour).