Written by a NHS patient
12th April 2022
Worthing Hospital is categorically not safe for the delivery of a baby. The care was so terrible that not one midwife listened to my concerns and completely dismissed them or gave false reassurance to each one, leading to lack of empowerment and essentially emotional abuse. There was zero communication between staff which led to error after error. The hospital did not even have an issue with staffing on this occasion but it still led to what I feel is complete negligence and evidently deathly 'care'. It resulted in the death of my child during labour and myself being incredibly poorly requiring lots of care and I now have life-long ongoing conditions. This experience has left our whole family in complete despair and has broken so many family members due to thoughtless and terrible care. This was not just one staff member but 7-8 staff members who made terrible decisions, or made lack of them. This hospital is not safe and this was also reflected in the latest CQC inspection.
This labour led to the death of my baby, my health as I knew it, myself and my husband now have a range of mental health conditions.