"Dangerous and neglectful care."
About: Leighton Hospital Leighton Hospital Crewe CW1 4QJ
Posted by twomummies 2012
What I liked
The lone midwife was very apologetic.
What could be improved
I was sent to labour ward by my midwife sure to concerns.
Labour ward it's currently being refurbished so head to find the new one first of all. It took 20 minutes just for someone to answer the buzzer, luckily I wasn't in labour.
I then was shown to the triage waiting room which is more like a broom cupboard it's so small and cramped. Heavilly pregnant women were standing or sitting on the floor in corridors due to lack of seats and space.
Even women in labour were being sent to this room and there was one poor lady on her hands and knees in pain left for 30 mins in the corridor.
It took 4 hours for me to be seen and this was with a referral from my midwife, I dread to think how long some women would be left waiting. There was just one midwife operating the triage system.
I am now going to demand that I be transfered to another hospital, this set up although temporary is dangerous and should not be legal.
More staff needed and better planning.