Hospital failed me after I gave birth

Hospital failed me after I gave birth

Hospital failed me after I gave birth

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A MOTHER has made a formal complaint to Colchester’s hospitals trust over a list of failings she says she faced after the birth of her baby.

Mary Cottis, 31, of Mortimer Gardens, Colchester, gave birth to daughter Mia via emergency Caesarean section on Mothers’ Day this year.

She claims Colchester General Hospital left her for hours without pain relief after the birth.

She is also unhappy it took medics three months to deal with bleeding after she was allowed home.

Her complaint was lodged with the trust’s Patient Advice and Liaison Service in May, and Miss Cottis is unhappy about the hospital’s response so far, since the letter it sent her was confusing and contradictory.

Miss Cottis said the problems started when she was transferred to the hospital’s Lexden ward a few hours after she gave birth.

Miss Cottis has a condition called neurocardiogenic syncope, which can slow her heart rate and even starve her brain of oxygen.

She said she had been having trouble breastfeeding, adding: “If I’m in a lot of pain my body shuts down.

“Earlier in the evening, my mum and dad had expressed concerns to a doctor, who said she would come back with a plan to deal with the pain, but later on, I had a blackout.”

Miss Cottis is also unhappy because a midwife wanted to discharge her within 48 hours of Mia’s birth, which would have been against National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines.

She said was only kept in for longer after raising her concerns with a doctor.

Finally, when she did eventually go home Miss Cottis continued to suffer heavy blood loss, while it took medics three months to put right.

A hospital spokesman said: “Our aim is to always be at our best for our patients, so we are sorry and disappointed Miss Cottis has concerns about various aspects of her care.

“We can confirm she has made a complaint, which we investigated in full and then responded to in writing.

“However, she still has some outstanding concerns and consequently we are in the process of arranging for her to meet the relevant staff to discuss these further.”

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4:50pm Thu 28 Aug 14

AVeryPrivateGentleman says...

Your lucky in some ways and in others not ?
I have a son partially brain damaged by these tw*ts and I can't get a penny for his trauma's !
If you can stiff them for every cent you can lay your hands on. They will slip and slide and bob and weave every bit of flack coming their way.
Dont give in, the day you do they have won.
One of these days DAME JUDY MELLOR is going to sit up and listen to all these complaints ? There must be so many lumps under her carpet she is in need of Sketchleys ?
Your lucky in some ways and in others not ? I have a son partially brain damaged by these tw*ts and I can't get a penny for his trauma's ! If you can stiff them for every cent you can lay your hands on. They will slip and slide and bob and weave every bit of flack coming their way. Dont give in, the day you do they have won. One of these days DAME JUDY MELLOR is going to sit up and listen to all these complaints ? There must be so many lumps under her carpet she is in need of Sketchleys ? AVeryPrivateGentleman
  • Score: 6

6:21pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

Same my 14 year old girl has had serious problems after a 30 hour birth there which got to the stage where many docs ran in and pulled her out with a plunger and rushed her off without me even cutting the cord , it's time for these **** to pay .
Same my 14 year old girl has had serious problems after a 30 hour birth there which got to the stage where many docs ran in and pulled her out with a plunger and rushed her off without me even cutting the cord , it's time for these **** to pay . Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: 0

6:29pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

AVeryPrivateGentlema
n
wrote:
Your lucky in some ways and in others not ?
I have a son partially brain damaged by these tw*ts and I can't get a penny for his trauma's !
If you can stiff them for every cent you can lay your hands on. They will slip and slide and bob and weave every bit of flack coming their way.
Dont give in, the day you do they have won.
One of these days DAME JUDY MELLOR is going to sit up and listen to all these complaints ? There must be so many lumps under her carpet she is in need of Sketchleys ?
Hey I think it's time they paid out , as we are the only country in the world who sucks Americas backside and follow there values ( fat burger eaters ) we should be able to sue like they do ....
[quote][p][bold]AVeryPrivateGentlema n[/bold] wrote: Your lucky in some ways and in others not ? I have a son partially brain damaged by these tw*ts and I can't get a penny for his trauma's ! If you can stiff them for every cent you can lay your hands on. They will slip and slide and bob and weave every bit of flack coming their way. Dont give in, the day you do they have won. One of these days DAME JUDY MELLOR is going to sit up and listen to all these complaints ? There must be so many lumps under her carpet she is in need of Sketchleys ?[/p][/quote]Hey I think it's time they paid out , as we are the only country in the world who sucks Americas backside and follow there values ( fat burger eaters ) we should be able to sue like they do .... Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: 5

5:54am Sat 30 Aug 14

Navajo wife says...

Shaneblackdarkknight wrote:
AVeryPrivateGentlema

n
wrote:
Your lucky in some ways and in others not ?
I have a son partially brain damaged by these tw*ts and I can't get a penny for his trauma's !
If you can stiff them for every cent you can lay your hands on. They will slip and slide and bob and weave every bit of flack coming their way.
Dont give in, the day you do they have won.
One of these days DAME JUDY MELLOR is going to sit up and listen to all these complaints ? There must be so many lumps under her carpet she is in need of Sketchleys ?
Hey I think it's time they paid out , as we are the only country in the world who sucks Americas backside and follow there values ( fat burger eaters ) we should be able to sue like they do ....
Shane, let's lay off us in the USA first, ok? We dont all eay burgers, either. I get so tired of some of you guys always putting us down, and, before you keep putting both feet in your mouth, LEARN THE FACTS. This is about a young mother who could very easily hsve died. Was she given oxygen which she clearly needed. She vould have bled to death, obviously the hospital did a p---poor job all around and everyone involved needs to be reprimanded, AND punished. Money can never make up for her pain and anguish of course but, it can help this darling child to live a good life, enjoy a good education etc. And, as I said, for goodness sake STOP bringing us into everything. This would NEVER have happened at the hospital I go to BUT let's hope it neverhappens to anyone else. In fact, I ppersonally think all staff involved should be fired and lose their licenses. God bless this mother and child and may they akways enjoy good health.
[quote][p][bold]Shaneblackdarkknight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AVeryPrivateGentlema n[/bold] wrote: Your lucky in some ways and in others not ? I have a son partially brain damaged by these tw*ts and I can't get a penny for his trauma's ! If you can stiff them for every cent you can lay your hands on. They will slip and slide and bob and weave every bit of flack coming their way. Dont give in, the day you do they have won. One of these days DAME JUDY MELLOR is going to sit up and listen to all these complaints ? There must be so many lumps under her carpet she is in need of Sketchleys ?[/p][/quote]Hey I think it's time they paid out , as we are the only country in the world who sucks Americas backside and follow there values ( fat burger eaters ) we should be able to sue like they do ....[/p][/quote]Shane, let's lay off us in the USA first, ok? We dont all eay burgers, either. I get so tired of some of you guys always putting us down, and, before you keep putting both feet in your mouth, LEARN THE FACTS. This is about a young mother who could very easily hsve died. Was she given oxygen which she clearly needed. She vould have bled to death, obviously the hospital did a p---poor job all around and everyone involved needs to be reprimanded, AND punished. Money can never make up for her pain and anguish of course but, it can help this darling child to live a good life, enjoy a good education etc. And, as I said, for goodness sake STOP bringing us into everything. This would NEVER have happened at the hospital I go to BUT let's hope it neverhappens to anyone else. In fact, I ppersonally think all staff involved should be fired and lose their licenses. God bless this mother and child and may they akways enjoy good health. Navajo wife
  • Score: 0

6:23pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

Navajo wife wrote:
Shaneblackdarkknight wrote:
AVeryPrivateGentlema


n
wrote:
Your lucky in some ways and in others not ?
I have a son partially brain damaged by these tw*ts and I can't get a penny for his trauma's !
If you can stiff them for every cent you can lay your hands on. They will slip and slide and bob and weave every bit of flack coming their way.
Dont give in, the day you do they have won.
One of these days DAME JUDY MELLOR is going to sit up and listen to all these complaints ? There must be so many lumps under her carpet she is in need of Sketchleys ?
Hey I think it's time they paid out , as we are the only country in the world who sucks Americas backside and follow there values ( fat burger eaters ) we should be able to sue like they do ....
Shane, let's lay off us in the USA first, ok? We dont all eay burgers, either. I get so tired of some of you guys always putting us down, and, before you keep putting both feet in your mouth, LEARN THE FACTS. This is about a young mother who could very easily hsve died. Was she given oxygen which she clearly needed. She vould have bled to death, obviously the hospital did a p---poor job all around and everyone involved needs to be reprimanded, AND punished. Money can never make up for her pain and anguish of course but, it can help this darling child to live a good life, enjoy a good education etc. And, as I said, for goodness sake STOP bringing us into everything. This would NEVER have happened at the hospital I go to BUT let's hope it neverhappens to anyone else. In fact, I ppersonally think all staff involved should be fired and lose their licenses. God bless this mother and child and may they akways enjoy good health.
Did not know u was a yank lol ,,,, I agree with the points you make but still think they are all fat burger eaters and the ones that are not have more plastic surgery than sly stalons mum ,,, and we are defo up there backsides from wars to music to movies ,, and more so food ....
[quote][p][bold]Navajo wife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shaneblackdarkknight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AVeryPrivateGentlema n[/bold] wrote: Your lucky in some ways and in others not ? I have a son partially brain damaged by these tw*ts and I can't get a penny for his trauma's ! If you can stiff them for every cent you can lay your hands on. They will slip and slide and bob and weave every bit of flack coming their way. Dont give in, the day you do they have won. One of these days DAME JUDY MELLOR is going to sit up and listen to all these complaints ? There must be so many lumps under her carpet she is in need of Sketchleys ?[/p][/quote]Hey I think it's time they paid out , as we are the only country in the world who sucks Americas backside and follow there values ( fat burger eaters ) we should be able to sue like they do ....[/p][/quote]Shane, let's lay off us in the USA first, ok? We dont all eay burgers, either. I get so tired of some of you guys always putting us down, and, before you keep putting both feet in your mouth, LEARN THE FACTS. This is about a young mother who could very easily hsve died. Was she given oxygen which she clearly needed. She vould have bled to death, obviously the hospital did a p---poor job all around and everyone involved needs to be reprimanded, AND punished. Money can never make up for her pain and anguish of course but, it can help this darling child to live a good life, enjoy a good education etc. And, as I said, for goodness sake STOP bringing us into everything. This would NEVER have happened at the hospital I go to BUT let's hope it neverhappens to anyone else. In fact, I ppersonally think all staff involved should be fired and lose their licenses. God bless this mother and child and may they akways enjoy good health.[/p][/quote]Did not know u was a yank lol ,,,, I agree with the points you make but still think they are all fat burger eaters and the ones that are not have more plastic surgery than sly stalons mum ,,, and we are defo up there backsides from wars to music to movies ,, and more so food .... Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: -2

6:25pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

Shaneblackdarkknight wrote:
Navajo wife wrote:
Shaneblackdarkknight wrote:
AVeryPrivateGentlema



n
wrote:
Your lucky in some ways and in others not ?
I have a son partially brain damaged by these tw*ts and I can't get a penny for his trauma's !
If you can stiff them for every cent you can lay your hands on. They will slip and slide and bob and weave every bit of flack coming their way.
Dont give in, the day you do they have won.
One of these days DAME JUDY MELLOR is going to sit up and listen to all these complaints ? There must be so many lumps under her carpet she is in need of Sketchleys ?
Hey I think it's time they paid out , as we are the only country in the world who sucks Americas backside and follow there values ( fat burger eaters ) we should be able to sue like they do ....
Shane, let's lay off us in the USA first, ok? We dont all eay burgers, either. I get so tired of some of you guys always putting us down, and, before you keep putting both feet in your mouth, LEARN THE FACTS. This is about a young mother who could very easily hsve died. Was she given oxygen which she clearly needed. She vould have bled to death, obviously the hospital did a p---poor job all around and everyone involved needs to be reprimanded, AND punished. Money can never make up for her pain and anguish of course but, it can help this darling child to live a good life, enjoy a good education etc. And, as I said, for goodness sake STOP bringing us into everything. This would NEVER have happened at the hospital I go to BUT let's hope it neverhappens to anyone else. In fact, I ppersonally think all staff involved should be fired and lose their licenses. God bless this mother and child and may they akways enjoy good health.
Did not know u was a yank lol ,,,, I agree with the points you make but still think they are all fat burger eaters and the ones that are not have more plastic surgery than sly stalons mum ,,, and we are defo up there backsides from wars to music to movies ,, and more so food ....
Also to lighten the situation I could only fit one foot in my mouth I bet a dollar a American could eat both feet and still want some fries for afters and a dozen doenuts .
[quote][p][bold]Shaneblackdarkknight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Navajo wife[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shaneblackdarkknight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AVeryPrivateGentlema n[/bold] wrote: Your lucky in some ways and in others not ? I have a son partially brain damaged by these tw*ts and I can't get a penny for his trauma's ! If you can stiff them for every cent you can lay your hands on. They will slip and slide and bob and weave every bit of flack coming their way. Dont give in, the day you do they have won. One of these days DAME JUDY MELLOR is going to sit up and listen to all these complaints ? There must be so many lumps under her carpet she is in need of Sketchleys ?[/p][/quote]Hey I think it's time they paid out , as we are the only country in the world who sucks Americas backside and follow there values ( fat burger eaters ) we should be able to sue like they do ....[/p][/quote]Shane, let's lay off us in the USA first, ok? We dont all eay burgers, either. I get so tired of some of you guys always putting us down, and, before you keep putting both feet in your mouth, LEARN THE FACTS. This is about a young mother who could very easily hsve died. Was she given oxygen which she clearly needed. She vould have bled to death, obviously the hospital did a p---poor job all around and everyone involved needs to be reprimanded, AND punished. Money can never make up for her pain and anguish of course but, it can help this darling child to live a good life, enjoy a good education etc. And, as I said, for goodness sake STOP bringing us into everything. This would NEVER have happened at the hospital I go to BUT let's hope it neverhappens to anyone else. In fact, I ppersonally think all staff involved should be fired and lose their licenses. God bless this mother and child and may they akways enjoy good health.[/p][/quote]Did not know u was a yank lol ,,,, I agree with the points you make but still think they are all fat burger eaters and the ones that are not have more plastic surgery than sly stalons mum ,,, and we are defo up there backsides from wars to music to movies ,, and more so food ....[/p][/quote]Also to lighten the situation I could only fit one foot in my mouth I bet a dollar a American could eat both feet and still want some fries for afters and a dozen doenuts . Shaneblackdarkknight
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