"Ipswich Base Hospital"
About: Ipswich Hospital / Maternity Ipswich Hospital Maternity Ipswich 4305
Posted by A angry (as ),
My niece was admitted into Ipswich Base Hospital for childbirth last week.
She went through a horrid childbirth and in this part of the stay the staff were very good, however she was taken to the theatre just in case she needed a caesar, which in the end was not required.
My nephew requested to be called when the baby was born so he could cut the umbilical cord, this never happened.
Once my niece was settled back in the ward, still numb from the epidural, she had a catheter which was normal, however she was left with the pad on without being checked for approx. 9 hours. Also the catheter was not checked until continuous requests.
I wouldn't believe that these practices are healthy and with 20 stitches I would also think that the risk of infection is being increased by this.
But the worst of all, is she is allergic to pumpkin, this was listed on her medical file but after questioning why she had pumpkin for dinner for three nights in a row, we were told they forgot to put it on her food record. This happened every night until it was actually stamped on her menu, but low and behold, what do we have on this dinner plate, yes pumpkin. She could die from this.
I would like a comprehensive investigation into this so it never happens again.