"Mixed caesarean experience at Tameside Hospital "
About: Tameside General Hospital / Maternity care Tameside General Hospital Maternity care OL6 9RW
Posted by optimum293 (as ),
I went into Tameside Hospital in early November for a planned caesarean section due to a partially low lying placenta. During antenatal checks I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia. The response of staff on the antenatal ward was very good and my caesarean was undertaken immediately. The staff in theatre were fantastic - very efficient and caring.
My experience soon changed on being placed on Ward 27 on my second night. I am a first time mum who had had pre-eclampsia and a c-section, yet I was barely helped with feeding or caring for my baby. Hence the reason why he lost 11% of his birth weight. On my third night, I rang the buzzer for assistance but I was asked to get up in future and go to the nurses' station.
This was all very upsetting. I was kept in hospital for 4 nights as I had high blood pressure. This wasn't monitored regularly though. I also had to keep getting out of bed to ask for my medication and to ask for my BP to be checked. There are lots more incidents I could write about.