Daubhill mum gives birth in living room after being turned away from Royal Bolton Hospital

Mum gives birth in living room after being turned away from hospital

Zeenat Patel with baby Liyana who is now doing well

Zeenat Patel with her mother, Hanifa, who delivered baby Liyana in her living room

Zeenat Patel with her mother, Hanifa, who delivered baby Liyana in her living room

Zeenat Patel with baby Liyana who is now doing well

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A WOMAN in labour was turned away from the Royal Bolton Hospital’s maternity unit — only to give birth 40 minutes later in her mother’s living room with no medical staff there.

Zeenat Patel, speaking of the traumatic birth of her baby, Liyana, claims to have been refused a second labour check by a triage nurse over the phone.

Now the mum-of-two wants to know why she was refused the check-up when she was so far into labour.

The hospital has launched an investigation.

Miss Patel, aged 26, and her partner, Yaseen Lockhat, first went to the maternity unit at about 3.30pm on Thursday, July 3.

A triage nurse told Miss Patel was told she was not in “active” labour and advised the couple to go home until the contractions became more frequent.

Yet an hour after the couple left, Miss Patel found herself in constant pain and called the maternity triage nurse at 5.50pm — only to be told to wait at home.

Concerned their baby was just minutes away from being born, the couple set off for the hospital again by car.

Miss Patel, of St Helens Road, Daubhill, said: “My labour pains were getting a lot stronger and I just knew the baby was going to come soon.


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“By the time I had explained this over the phone, got cut off and got back through again, we were outside the hospital doors.

“I was told that because I was talking between contractions I couldn’t be that close, but I was in pain all the time.

“They spoke to me like I was a child, like I didn’t know my own body. I’d given birth before and I knew what was happening, but they would not listen. We were left with no alternative but to go home.”

Yet when Mr Lockhat dropped Miss Patel off at her mother’s house in High Street, Daubhill, the pain worsened and she started to give birth.

“I was walking up and down the hall. I shut myself in the toilet and when I sat down I could feel the head,” added Miss Patel.

“All I could do was push. I kept thinking if they had checked me, I wouldn’t be giving birth in this situation. I stayed in the toilet because I didn’t want my three-year-old daughter, Jasmine, to see what was happening.

“Giving birth is meant to be a special experience, but this was just traumatic.”

When her mother, Hanifa, heard her daughter scream in the toilet and saw the baby’s head, she dialled 999.

Mrs Patel managed to help her daughter to the living room where she delivered the baby single-handedly at around 6.30pm with only the aid of an ambulance call-handler.

Mrs Patel, aged 54, said: “It all happened so quickly. It was very scary. I grabbed some towels and managed to lie her down in the living room. It was very difficult because I had to hold the phone and catch the baby as she was born.

“But as she came out she had the chord round her neck. I knew straight away to get it out the way. I was just so worried for my daughter.

“My mother was a midwife so I remembered some of the things she had told me. I thought about her a lot that day and how much I wanted her there. I was still very proud that I was able to do it — despite the shock.”

Paramedics arrived 25 minutes after baby Liyana Zoya Lockhat was born. They then took mum and baby to the maternity unit, where they were kept until Sunday, July 6. Liyana weighed 6lb 2oz and is now doing well.

Miss Patel, who works for Argos, added: “I was so grateful my mum was there. I don’t know what I would have done without her. All I want to know is how and why this was allowed to happen.

“Imagine if it had been someone who didn’t have her family around her. Thank goodness there were no complications with the birth.”

Sue Anderton, head of midwifery at the hospital, said: “A senior matron met with Zeenat and her family as soon as we heard of these concerns and I followed this up and went to meet them myself.

“Clearly they are very upset and we will look into what happened thoroughly and get back to them.”

The Bolton NHS Foundation Trust were unable to confirm whether a student midwife had handled Miss Patel’s second call.

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9:18am Mon 14 Jul 14

steveG says...

We'll soon be getting the regular stories of people wasting the hospital staffs time,but,as we all know,these stories serve only to cover up the incompetencies of our local hospital.
We'll soon be getting the regular stories of people wasting the hospital staffs time,but,as we all know,these stories serve only to cover up the incompetencies of our local hospital. steveG
  • Score: -14

9:22am Mon 14 Jul 14

Reed Lover says...

No, this reeks of the typical arrogance of local medical staff who dismiss everyone as overwrought when they have concerns during late pregnancy and labour.
Bolton Maternity Unit is a joke, full of unprofessional know-it-alls masquerading as professional healthcare practitioners.
No, this reeks of the typical arrogance of local medical staff who dismiss everyone as overwrought when they have concerns during late pregnancy and labour. Bolton Maternity Unit is a joke, full of unprofessional know-it-alls masquerading as professional healthcare practitioners. Reed Lover
  • Score: -12

10:39am Mon 14 Jul 14

Mike107 says...

I have 2 kids under 3, both born at Bolton. They were fantastic on both occasions. Could not speak highly enough of them. This was likely an unfortunate mistake, but to condemn the entire unit because of this would be poor.
I have 2 kids under 3, both born at Bolton. They were fantastic on both occasions. Could not speak highly enough of them. This was likely an unfortunate mistake, but to condemn the entire unit because of this would be poor. Mike107
  • Score: -35

11:51am Mon 14 Jul 14

alidon says...

My sister was told to go home and wait but b4 they could send her on her way she gave birth to her baby boy in the door way so my self I do think the nhs should fix up a lot of women know their own body !
My sister was told to go home and wait but b4 they could send her on her way she gave birth to her baby boy in the door way so my self I do think the nhs should fix up a lot of women know their own body ! alidon
  • Score: -82

12:18pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Back oth Bank Boy says...

no beds, delay a bit, cuts here, cuts there, is the reason. money is more important then life, CON/DEM government's mantra. It will get worse for us in the north of the country.
no beds, delay a bit, cuts here, cuts there, is the reason. money is more important then life, CON/DEM government's mantra. It will get worse for us in the north of the country. Back oth Bank Boy
  • Score: -86

12:24pm Mon 14 Jul 14

K.1991 says...

I was told by a midwife that I wasn't in labour at Bolton, my daughter was born a few hours later... The midwife actually said to me 'I don't think you're in labour, but can do you an examination if you want' she then completely switched and was very nice when she had to tell me I was in labour... I was also refused pain relief by one midwife, luckily she left for theatre and a really nice midwife came in and gave me the pain relief! overall, my labour was not pleasant and they definitely need some training! It seems if you don't act hysterically they think you're a liar!
I was told by a midwife that I wasn't in labour at Bolton, my daughter was born a few hours later... The midwife actually said to me 'I don't think you're in labour, but can do you an examination if you want' she then completely switched and was very nice when she had to tell me I was in labour... I was also refused pain relief by one midwife, luckily she left for theatre and a really nice midwife came in and gave me the pain relief! overall, my labour was not pleasant and they definitely need some training! It seems if you don't act hysterically they think you're a liar! K.1991
  • Score: -60

1:13pm Mon 14 Jul 14

BoltonAtHeart says...

Some of the small minded idiots on here make me laugh. At the end of the day, what if it was your wives, sisters, daughters that had been treated like this. I'm sure each and every one of you that says she will make a claim would consider it yourselves. I certainly would!! What if anything had happened to either mother or baby? Would you all then say that her husband/partner has no right to claim against the hospital? It would be their error as in this case. I'm glad both mother and baby are doing well but it could have turned out a lot differant. Too many people on here with ridiculous biggoted views that no-one wants to hear.....
Some of the small minded idiots on here make me laugh. At the end of the day, what if it was your wives, sisters, daughters that had been treated like this. I'm sure each and every one of you that says she will make a claim would consider it yourselves. I certainly would!! What if anything had happened to either mother or baby? Would you all then say that her husband/partner has no right to claim against the hospital? It would be their error as in this case. I'm glad both mother and baby are doing well but it could have turned out a lot differant. Too many people on here with ridiculous biggoted views that no-one wants to hear..... BoltonAtHeart
  • Score: -192

1:24pm Mon 14 Jul 14

boltonnut says...

My first child was born in Heaton Grange materniy home.It was a cold damp environment,the heavily pregnant mothers to be were expected to keep themselves warm by feeding a small fireplace with coal.After giving birth in the Victorian era facility the new mothers had to wash nappys wring them out then hang them on the fireguard to dry.There was no privacy,the hygene facilities were minimal.Thankfully things have changed in most modern countries,some countries still have very primitive birthing facilities (if any) so before we all start moaning let's be thankful for what we have.
My first child was born in Heaton Grange materniy home.It was a cold damp environment,the heavily pregnant mothers to be were expected to keep themselves warm by feeding a small fireplace with coal.After giving birth in the Victorian era facility the new mothers had to wash nappys wring them out then hang them on the fireguard to dry.There was no privacy,the hygene facilities were minimal.Thankfully things have changed in most modern countries,some countries still have very primitive birthing facilities (if any) so before we all start moaning let's be thankful for what we have. boltonnut
  • Score: -84

1:35pm Mon 14 Jul 14

hoppyhol says...

Reed Lover wrote:
No, this reeks of the typical arrogance of local medical staff who dismiss everyone as overwrought when they have concerns during late pregnancy and labour.
Bolton Maternity Unit is a joke, full of unprofessional know-it-alls masquerading as professional healthcare practitioners.
Crikey, me and the other thousands a year are very lucky to get out of there unscathed then aren't we.
[quote][p][bold]Reed Lover[/bold] wrote: No, this reeks of the typical arrogance of local medical staff who dismiss everyone as overwrought when they have concerns during late pregnancy and labour. Bolton Maternity Unit is a joke, full of unprofessional know-it-alls masquerading as professional healthcare practitioners.[/p][/quote]Crikey, me and the other thousands a year are very lucky to get out of there unscathed then aren't we. hoppyhol
  • Score: -74

1:38pm Mon 14 Jul 14

hoppyhol says...

boltonnut wrote:
My first child was born in Heaton Grange materniy home.It was a cold damp environment,the heavily pregnant mothers to be were expected to keep themselves warm by feeding a small fireplace with coal.After giving birth in the Victorian era facility the new mothers had to wash nappys wring them out then hang them on the fireguard to dry.There was no privacy,the hygene facilities were minimal.Thankfully things have changed in most modern countries,some countries still have very primitive birthing facilities (if any) so before we all start moaning let's be thankful for what we have.
Very true, people are very quick to criticise. I can only presume that they all pay to go private to avoid the 'shocking' NHS.

We should be thankful that it exists and be grateful for the dedication and hard work of staff.
[quote][p][bold]boltonnut[/bold] wrote: My first child was born in Heaton Grange materniy home.It was a cold damp environment,the heavily pregnant mothers to be were expected to keep themselves warm by feeding a small fireplace with coal.After giving birth in the Victorian era facility the new mothers had to wash nappys wring them out then hang them on the fireguard to dry.There was no privacy,the hygene facilities were minimal.Thankfully things have changed in most modern countries,some countries still have very primitive birthing facilities (if any) so before we all start moaning let's be thankful for what we have.[/p][/quote]Very true, people are very quick to criticise. I can only presume that they all pay to go private to avoid the 'shocking' NHS. We should be thankful that it exists and be grateful for the dedication and hard work of staff. hoppyhol
  • Score: 15

2:03pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Vessel of Clay says...

Definitely just another one out to get money out of the NHS. People can't complain about something that's free. This is just another fine example of people expecting far too much from an over stretched NHS workforce. Clearly this is just someone attempting to attract some attention for some money and sympathy.
I can categorically say that the NHS would not knowingly turn away someone in active labour. Too often people waltz into the hospital and start calling the shots claiming to know their rights and that they pay their taxes etcetc.
It's about time people like this and others started taking responsibility for their own health. I have no sympathy. Everyone at RBH works bloody hard to achieve what they can whilst constantly being oppressed by the public and by poor management.
Definitely just another one out to get money out of the NHS. People can't complain about something that's free. This is just another fine example of people expecting far too much from an over stretched NHS workforce. Clearly this is just someone attempting to attract some attention for some money and sympathy. I can categorically say that the NHS would not knowingly turn away someone in active labour. Too often people waltz into the hospital and start calling the shots claiming to know their rights and that they pay their taxes etcetc. It's about time people like this and others started taking responsibility for their own health. I have no sympathy. Everyone at RBH works bloody hard to achieve what they can whilst constantly being oppressed by the public and by poor management. Vessel of Clay
  • Score: 32

2:23pm Mon 14 Jul 14

the need for austerity is a myth says...

This is what happens in modern NHS "super" units. Bolton is a so called "super" maternity unit. Bury, Salford and Wigan all lost their maternity units to make way for this.

Remember this story and its lesson and let's unite to tell our politicians and NHS bosses to stop. No more super units! They don't work, they just play Russian roulette with our lives!
This is what happens in modern NHS "super" units. Bolton is a so called "super" maternity unit. Bury, Salford and Wigan all lost their maternity units to make way for this. Remember this story and its lesson and let's unite to tell our politicians and NHS bosses to stop. No more super units! They don't work, they just play Russian roulette with our lives! the need for austerity is a myth
  • Score: -40

2:31pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Sammy91 says...

Some people are so ridiculous ! Firstly wer nower near short of money ! Our Fury is with the hospital and there refusal to even check my sister out ! Oh and as for the three children comment ? Specsavers darling as this is her second child u benefit swinger ! Alot of stuff hasnt been mentiond about how Liyana was placed in a incubator as she had no skin contact with mother once born !!! Her temp was very low !! All due to lack of competency !! And yup those of u hu think of compo straight away in ur comments ? Wat does that say bout u ? Seriously . Have a heart and seriously those of u with negativity may God bless u with the same sh**!!! Only way uneduacated small minded people wil learn ! Lol Bolton hospital so great are they ? People seem to forget how patient confidential records wer found in mc donalds bin?! Im
A support worker and the amount of service users that have come out of there with infections and ten tyms worse den wen they went in !! So please get over urselfs guys and get a life !
Some people are so ridiculous ! Firstly wer nower near short of money ! Our Fury is with the hospital and there refusal to even check my sister out ! Oh and as for the three children comment ? Specsavers darling as this is her second child u benefit swinger ! Alot of stuff hasnt been mentiond about how Liyana was placed in a incubator as she had no skin contact with mother once born !!! Her temp was very low !! All due to lack of competency !! And yup those of u hu think of compo straight away in ur comments ? Wat does that say bout u ? Seriously . Have a heart and seriously those of u with negativity may God bless u with the same sh**!!! Only way uneduacated small minded people wil learn ! Lol Bolton hospital so great are they ? People seem to forget how patient confidential records wer found in mc donalds bin?! Im A support worker and the amount of service users that have come out of there with infections and ten tyms worse den wen they went in !! So please get over urselfs guys and get a life ! Sammy91
  • Score: -57

2:50pm Mon 14 Jul 14

stylish says...

well done to this lady's mum for delivering the baby , no excuse for Bolton maternity unit to have turned this mum away , how long would it have taken to just check her, after all two lives were at risk here.
well done to this lady's mum for delivering the baby , no excuse for Bolton maternity unit to have turned this mum away , how long would it have taken to just check her, after all two lives were at risk here. stylish
  • Score: -9

3:35pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Tim Burr says...

Sammy91 wrote:
Some people are so ridiculous ! Firstly wer nower near short of money ! Our Fury is with the hospital and there refusal to even check my sister out ! Oh and as for the three children comment ? Specsavers darling as this is her second child u benefit swinger ! Alot of stuff hasnt been mentiond about how Liyana was placed in a incubator as she had no skin contact with mother once born !!! Her temp was very low !! All due to lack of competency !! And yup those of u hu think of compo straight away in ur comments ? Wat does that say bout u ? Seriously . Have a heart and seriously those of u with negativity may God bless u with the same sh**!!! Only way uneduacated small minded people wil learn ! Lol Bolton hospital so great are they ? People seem to forget how patient confidential records wer found in mc donalds bin?! Im
A support worker and the amount of service users that have come out of there with infections and ten tyms worse den wen they went in !! So please get over urselfs guys and get a life !
Don't hold back Sammy and count your blessings baby Liyana is well. Ignore Bolton's finest who comment on here, most are by the same guy who should be in BRH Birch Ward or Rampton.
[quote][p][bold]Sammy91[/bold] wrote: Some people are so ridiculous ! Firstly wer nower near short of money ! Our Fury is with the hospital and there refusal to even check my sister out ! Oh and as for the three children comment ? Specsavers darling as this is her second child u benefit swinger ! Alot of stuff hasnt been mentiond about how Liyana was placed in a incubator as she had no skin contact with mother once born !!! Her temp was very low !! All due to lack of competency !! And yup those of u hu think of compo straight away in ur comments ? Wat does that say bout u ? Seriously . Have a heart and seriously those of u with negativity may God bless u with the same sh**!!! Only way uneduacated small minded people wil learn ! Lol Bolton hospital so great are they ? People seem to forget how patient confidential records wer found in mc donalds bin?! Im A support worker and the amount of service users that have come out of there with infections and ten tyms worse den wen they went in !! So please get over urselfs guys and get a life ![/p][/quote]Don't hold back Sammy and count your blessings baby Liyana is well. Ignore Bolton's finest who comment on here, most are by the same guy who should be in BRH Birch Ward or Rampton. Tim Burr
  • Score: -203

5:52pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Chrome1 says...

Oh get a grip people. It was a regular home delivery. Happens everywhere in the rest of the world. Crikey. Move on.
Oh get a grip people. It was a regular home delivery. Happens everywhere in the rest of the world. Crikey. Move on. Chrome1
  • Score: -8

6:55pm Mon 14 Jul 14

vicric87 says...

She must have been terrified. So glad her and the baby are ok. Things go wrong and there are complications so often. My baby is five weeks old, born at Manchester, but I had a lot of appointments at Bolton - they lost my details, lost my blood results, didn't check me in for an appointment which was then missed, got me confused with someone else...They need to hire better people cos half the staff just haven't got a clue.
She must have been terrified. So glad her and the baby are ok. Things go wrong and there are complications so often. My baby is five weeks old, born at Manchester, but I had a lot of appointments at Bolton - they lost my details, lost my blood results, didn't check me in for an appointment which was then missed, got me confused with someone else...They need to hire better people cos half the staff just haven't got a clue. vicric87
  • Score: -56

7:09pm Mon 14 Jul 14

calvin street says...

Sammy91 wrote:
Some people are so ridiculous ! Firstly wer nower near short of money ! Our Fury is with the hospital and there refusal to even check my sister out ! Oh and as for the three children comment ? Specsavers darling as this is her second child u benefit swinger ! Alot of stuff hasnt been mentiond about how Liyana was placed in a incubator as she had no skin contact with mother once born !!! Her temp was very low !! All due to lack of competency !! And yup those of u hu think of compo straight away in ur comments ? Wat does that say bout u ? Seriously . Have a heart and seriously those of u with negativity may God bless u with the same sh**!!! Only way uneduacated small minded people wil learn ! Lol Bolton hospital so great are they ? People seem to forget how patient confidential records wer found in mc donalds bin?! Im
A support worker and the amount of service users that have come out of there with infections and ten tyms worse den wen they went in !! So please get over urselfs guys and get a life !
Firstly wer nower,
mentiond
wat does that say bout u
wer
ten tyms worse den
You even managed to spell uneducated wrong. So I gather that YOU will not be using Bolton Hospital when you are ill?
[quote][p][bold]Sammy91[/bold] wrote: Some people are so ridiculous ! Firstly wer nower near short of money ! Our Fury is with the hospital and there refusal to even check my sister out ! Oh and as for the three children comment ? Specsavers darling as this is her second child u benefit swinger ! Alot of stuff hasnt been mentiond about how Liyana was placed in a incubator as she had no skin contact with mother once born !!! Her temp was very low !! All due to lack of competency !! And yup those of u hu think of compo straight away in ur comments ? Wat does that say bout u ? Seriously . Have a heart and seriously those of u with negativity may God bless u with the same sh**!!! Only way uneduacated small minded people wil learn ! Lol Bolton hospital so great are they ? People seem to forget how patient confidential records wer found in mc donalds bin?! Im A support worker and the amount of service users that have come out of there with infections and ten tyms worse den wen they went in !! So please get over urselfs guys and get a life ![/p][/quote]Firstly wer nower, mentiond wat does that say bout u wer ten tyms worse den You even managed to spell uneducated wrong. So I gather that YOU will not be using Bolton Hospital when you are ill? calvin street
  • Score: -42

9:34pm Mon 14 Jul 14

allan111111 says...

People take the nhs for granted ....it's by no means perfect but if you compare it to countries like India and and the the middle east you should be thanking your luck stars
People take the nhs for granted ....it's by no means perfect but if you compare it to countries like India and and the the middle east you should be thanking your luck stars allan111111
  • Score: 14

12:08am Tue 15 Jul 14

kv0000 says...

I moved to bolton 3yrs ago. When I fell pregnant I was very nervous about giving birth to my 1st child,having had a few negative reviews from other friends with regards to the midwives and doctors at bolton hospital, however I couldnt be more grateful to the 2 midwives who had worked 17hr shifts and stayed with me throughout my labour even after their shift had ended, and the 3 doctors who were on hand to help deliver due to complications. considering it was my 1st experience of birth I have to say the staff really were amazing and I was allowed to go home the same day which was fab.
It isn't fair to disrespect all the hard working staff for the mistakes of others. It is sad to hear Zeenat was turned away and things could have gone wrong but i'm glad baby and mum are well. Hopefully bolton hospital will learn from their mistake
I moved to bolton 3yrs ago. When I fell pregnant I was very nervous about giving birth to my 1st child,having had a few negative reviews from other friends with regards to the midwives and doctors at bolton hospital, however I couldnt be more grateful to the 2 midwives who had worked 17hr shifts and stayed with me throughout my labour even after their shift had ended, and the 3 doctors who were on hand to help deliver due to complications. considering it was my 1st experience of birth I have to say the staff really were amazing and I was allowed to go home the same day which was fab. It isn't fair to disrespect all the hard working staff for the mistakes of others. It is sad to hear Zeenat was turned away and things could have gone wrong but i'm glad baby and mum are well. Hopefully bolton hospital will learn from their mistake kv0000
  • Score: 19

12:20am Tue 15 Jul 14

skintight says...

What the hell has happened to the scoring system on here?
What the hell has happened to the scoring system on here? skintight
  • Score: 108

1:23am Tue 15 Jul 14

Sharkfin1907 says...

After reading through some of the comments on here (especially the woman involved sister) it seems a lot of people are jumping on the band wagon IF she does put some kind of claim in and the right process wasn't followed then she will receive her compensation which will put more strain on our over stretched NHS budget/staff things go wrong in hospitals on a daily basis and we live in a world of claims yet we all moan about the lack of staff etc in our hospitals no two labours are the same even for a woman never mind two different women my first born son was born by c-sec in a theatre that had no working air condition (which they knew about but still went ahead and used the theatre) he was born that way because my now ex partner after being induced was left for hours without being examined and this was at a hospital in merseyside a lot of contributing factors meant when the emergency c-sec happened he had an apgar score of 1 he soon picked up now THAT was down to incompetency my second son was born at Bolton a little over a year ago again by c-sec but that was down to labour not progressing the staff at Bolton were a million miles better than the merseyside hospital so think you's need to thank your lucky stars for the fantastic staff you's have yes mistakes happen unless you's haven't noticed we don't live in a perfect world but no two labours are the same yes they can identify the stages but not everything goes to plan some labours progress faster than others some start off fast then slow right down but the point I'm making is BOLTON MIDWIFERY UNIT is by far the best midwifery unit I've ever stepped foot in and that goes for the staff and the professionalism and help they showed/gave for the 4/5 days I spent there with my son and fiancée :-)
After reading through some of the comments on here (especially the woman involved sister) it seems a lot of people are jumping on the band wagon IF she does put some kind of claim in and the right process wasn't followed then she will receive her compensation which will put more strain on our over stretched NHS budget/staff things go wrong in hospitals on a daily basis and we live in a world of claims yet we all moan about the lack of staff etc in our hospitals no two labours are the same even for a woman never mind two different women my first born son was born by c-sec in a theatre that had no working air condition (which they knew about but still went ahead and used the theatre) he was born that way because my now ex partner after being induced was left for hours without being examined and this was at a hospital in merseyside a lot of contributing factors meant when the emergency c-sec happened he had an apgar score of 1 he soon picked up now THAT was down to incompetency my second son was born at Bolton a little over a year ago again by c-sec but that was down to labour not progressing the staff at Bolton were a million miles better than the merseyside hospital so think you's need to thank your lucky stars for the fantastic staff you's have yes mistakes happen unless you's haven't noticed we don't live in a perfect world but no two labours are the same yes they can identify the stages but not everything goes to plan some labours progress faster than others some start off fast then slow right down but the point I'm making is BOLTON MIDWIFERY UNIT is by far the best midwifery unit I've ever stepped foot in and that goes for the staff and the professionalism and help they showed/gave for the 4/5 days I spent there with my son and fiancée :-) Sharkfin1907
  • Score: 8

9:39am Tue 15 Jul 14

Tim Burr says...

skintight wrote:
What the hell has happened to the scoring system on here?
It's my troll fan. Personally I find it amusing even though we shouldn't make fun of those less fortunate, especially those with mental health problems.

On the positive, at least dwelling on 'scores' means he's keeping what's left of his faculties active. I hope he changes his bag for hygiene reasons.
[quote][p][bold]skintight[/bold] wrote: What the hell has happened to the scoring system on here?[/p][/quote]It's my troll fan. Personally I find it amusing even though we shouldn't make fun of those less fortunate, especially those with mental health problems. On the positive, at least dwelling on 'scores' means he's keeping what's left of his faculties active. I hope he changes his bag for hygiene reasons. Tim Burr
  • Score: -197

4:16pm Tue 15 Jul 14

DIVORCE says...

28 years ago the same happened to me , luckily I was already staying in hospital, they sent my husband home said I was not in Labour and get some rest. Within the hour I delivered a baby boy, yes my husband missed the birth, nothing changes.
28 years ago the same happened to me , luckily I was already staying in hospital, they sent my husband home said I was not in Labour and get some rest. Within the hour I delivered a baby boy, yes my husband missed the birth, nothing changes. DIVORCE
  • Score: 3

4:21pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Gore Seer says...

I Dont Understand The Fuss Women Have Been Giving Birth Anywhere, Since Time Began, In Water, On Dry Land, As Long As No Harm Comes To Baby, And Mother, I Personally Am Not Bothered.
I Dont Understand The Fuss Women Have Been Giving Birth Anywhere, Since Time Began, In Water, On Dry Land, As Long As No Harm Comes To Baby, And Mother, I Personally Am Not Bothered. Gore Seer
  • Score: 5

5:47pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Best an says...

Your all able to do 2peoples jobs at the same time arnt you wow arnt you lucky!!!
Your all able to do 2peoples jobs at the same time arnt you wow arnt you lucky!!! Best an
  • Score: -46

10:04pm Tue 15 Jul 14

DAUBHILL85 says...

Next people will be saying that uncontrolled immigration has nothing to do with it all !!!
Next people will be saying that uncontrolled immigration has nothing to do with it all !!! DAUBHILL85
  • Score: 1

2:01pm Wed 16 Jul 14

RogerDT says...

Me & my wife can't speak highly enough of most of the staff at Bolton Hospital although I do stress most. Always a couple of bad uns which in that industry aint good.
Anyway I'm off to Atherton to get stabbed in the knackers!
Me & my wife can't speak highly enough of most of the staff at Bolton Hospital although I do stress most. Always a couple of bad uns which in that industry aint good. Anyway I'm off to Atherton to get stabbed in the knackers! RogerDT
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6:13pm Wed 16 Jul 14

bolton born and bred says...

Is not illegal to give birth without a midwife, the hospital should be sued.
Is not illegal to give birth without a midwife, the hospital should be sued. bolton born and bred
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7:01pm Wed 16 Jul 14

SleepingThunder says...

"It was very difficult because I had to hold the phone and catch the baby as she was born" I bet they don't teach them that at medical collage .
"It was very difficult because I had to hold the phone and catch the baby as she was born" I bet they don't teach them that at medical collage . SleepingThunder
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3:12am Thu 17 Jul 14

LoveBolton says...

It's a shame what happened glad they are fine. But I personally don't think this issue should have been reported to the BN. If they felt that strongly about how they where treated am sure there are other steps that they could have taken there was no need to go public on this matter. Bolton hospital in General is a fantastic hospital. I think people expect to much from public services these days, not enough appreciation is given to the staff for all the long hours and hard work and not to mention general care of patient overall is fantastic. All the departments do a fantastic job, and I'm sure hospitals up and down the country are the same. I m sure this couple have not done this to make a compo claim well I least hope not. I m a bit of a optimist on General give people the benefit .....They probably a bit anger as expected but did not think the matter through by going to the BN I m not sure if BN could have turned down this story from a legal point if it was not then BN should have given this story a miss.
It's a shame what happened glad they are fine. But I personally don't think this issue should have been reported to the BN. If they felt that strongly about how they where treated am sure there are other steps that they could have taken there was no need to go public on this matter. Bolton hospital in General is a fantastic hospital. I think people expect to much from public services these days, not enough appreciation is given to the staff for all the long hours and hard work and not to mention general care of patient overall is fantastic. All the departments do a fantastic job, and I'm sure hospitals up and down the country are the same. I m sure this couple have not done this to make a compo claim well I least hope not. I m a bit of a optimist on General give people the benefit .....They probably a bit anger as expected but did not think the matter through by going to the BN I m not sure if BN could have turned down this story from a legal point if it was not then BN should have given this story a miss. LoveBolton
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9:09pm Thu 17 Jul 14

colournature says...

the problem is that so many women THINK they are in labour when they are not and you dont know WHAT to expect especially first time round - this results in LOTs of false alarms (like tha carry on film ) so many have to be turned away and filtered out from the REAL labours. I myself was turned away years ago only to ring up half our later and insisted on coming down and the baby was born just as i arrived at hospital - i was lucky , and as each labour is different some qucik some take hours and some labours stop and they come back - but that day one baby was born in the LIFT - babys decide they want to come and we dont always know when

please dont blame the nurses they do a brilliant job
the problem is that so many women THINK they are in labour when they are not and you dont know WHAT to expect especially first time round - this results in LOTs of false alarms (like tha carry on film ) so many have to be turned away and filtered out from the REAL labours. I myself was turned away years ago only to ring up half our later and insisted on coming down and the baby was born just as i arrived at hospital - i was lucky , and as each labour is different some qucik some take hours and some labours stop and they come back - but that day one baby was born in the LIFT - babys decide they want to come and we dont always know when please dont blame the nurses they do a brilliant job colournature
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