"My experience during the birth of my baby."
About: Angliss Hospital Angliss Hospital Upper Ferntree Gully 3156
Posted by Mamamich26 (as ),
While in labour with my second baby I requested an epidural after not progressing in my dilation. At some stage after this I was seen by a doctor who informed me I required a caesarean as I was not progressing and they would do a spinal anaesthetic instead of an epidural in theatre. I agreed to this however I did not go to theatre until hours after this. There was no communication as to where the anaesthetist was, why I had to wait so long and why I could not have an epidural while waiting for theatre. From the time I requested an epidural until my baby was born was 3 hours! ! I was totally ignored. No one should be treated this way. Absolutely appalling.
This is unacceptable and was traumatic for not only myself but my husband and sister who were there supporting me.
I have spoken with a staff member who has been excellent in dealing with my complaint however I'm still extremely angry about my treatment and want higher management to reassure me this will not happen to other women entrusted into the care of the Angliss. I want this matter to be investigated and resolved. 3 hours is far too long to be ignored. Why? ? ?