Emergency maternity service meeting held for Barrow parents
Last updated at 16:18, Monday, 04 February 2013
AN emergency meeting was last night held for parents in Barrow and South Cumbria, following Thursday's announcement that Furness General Hospital's consultant-led maternity service and Special Care Baby Unit are to be temporarily transferred to Lancaster.
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What happens if there is a serious crisis when mother and baby are being transferred. Babies can arrive very suddenly, and if premature, need specialist help. If a premature baby is born on the M6 to Lancaster/Blackpool/Preston - or where-ever a cot can be found - what happens. The midwife accompanying mother and baby may have to make a decision. Who is saved - mother or baby?
Lets stop all this, a premature baby has more chance of surviving - as does mother - if care and a good medical team is a matter of seconds away.
And just think of the midwife who may have to make that decision - whatever she (or he) does will have consequences...and will they be backed up bu the 'management' at FGH....I don't think so....
its not just maternity.
I was unlucky enough to have to visit one ward every day for a number of weeks a while back. The treatment of the patients was shocking to say the least. the matron reported me for complaining instead of sorting his ward out. I am still disgusted with the place and his behaviour. He should be struck off for being incapable. Other visitors said to me that the patient I was visiting would have died if I hadnt strongly complained and that I was very much right to do so.
Maybe the matron can add his voice to the list of apologisers when it all dies down and the place resembles a hospital again, if he is still there that is.
without FGH my grandson would not of survived, he was born 13 wks early n the staff there were fantastic. He has spent many months in hosp n was transferred bk to fgh last week only to be returned back to Lancaster.This is way out of order what they are doing they have no right to do it.