c23. I was put in a small space that was position next to the bins. This meant that all the other patients, visitors and staff were constantly pushing there way past to get to the bins. I had to move the baby crib to the other side as the baby was getting shuved. The space was inadequate and the bins needed to be moved away. I was also told by the nurse who took me to the ward to rest and leave catheter in. As she left a nurse on the ward came and took it out and told me that I need to get up and start walking. This was less than 2 hours after an emergency C section. I was really upset and my mum said to another nurse/midwife. She's upset and worried that she isn't going to be able to get up and down for the baby during the night but she will get some help won't she. To which the nurse replied we are not a babysitting service but we will be about if she needs us. This made me more worried and upset.
perforated ulcer. After a CT to confirm I had an emergency laparotomy which went well. Post operation I was cared for in ICU. Unfortunately on later in the month I suffered an episode of tachycardia which resulted in a stroke. I cannot speak more highly of the staff that treated me with kindness, compassion and respect. even in my most difficult of times I knew I was in capable hands and the post care in B14 from nurses, doctors, care staff and O.T;s and physio's was second to none. Pls the food and nutrition has IMO has put to bed the jokes about hospital food. Post care since I have come home has been of the highest order. I am and wil be eternally grateful and proud of all our NHS staff.
midwife, Cath, has been phenomenal and looked after me throughout. It was nice to see the same face, even though we were in a pandemic. Dr Alldred delivered my baby on 29th June and Gill (midwife on labour ward) looked after me so well after my section.