"There's always one that spoils it for the rest...."
About: Leicester General Hospital Leicester General Hospital Leicester LE5 4PW
Posted by Kellarooo
What I liked
Had my baby here in early December. My partner had rang the delivery suite earlier when my contractions were 5 minutes apart and we were told to go in to the hospital when my contractions were 3 minutes apart, but on arrival a very rude woman in maternity told me I should have called back and they might send me home as it probably be hours before my baby was born, and sent me to sit in the waiting room. 15 minutes later as I was getting the urge to push the same woman decided to examine me after both myself and my partner begged her to. My waters broke 15 minutes later and I gave birth 28 minutes later so you can imagine the state I was in and this woman's behaviour didn't help!!
With the exception of this one woman, the care I received was good, particularly as my baby's heart was slowing in labour, and everyone in the room was caring and a great help. It is just a shame that the first woman we saw was so rude and made me feel uncomfortable when I was already panicking about labour (no pain relief!!) She could also be heard on the phone complaining about being too busy and about having too many people to see and how annoying it was.
Best part for me however was getting a private room on the ward when I was transferred which was very clean and comfortable. Did take a long time to discharge me in the end but my care on the ward was generally really good!