Monday, December 15, 2008

Another example of quality from British NHS

New mother forced to travel 200 miles between four hospitals to give birth... only to see her premature twins split up

An expectant mother was ferried 250 miles between four different hospitals only to have one of her twins separated as soon as they were delivered.

Angela Breeds, 30, was told she needed a Caesarian section when doctors discovered one of her unborn babies was too small and not getting enough nutrition.

But what should have been the most thrilling moment of her life turned into a five-day ordeal because the hospitals either did not have the right scanning equipment or incubators needed.

I will gladly pay my premiums thank you very much.

But look at this stunner in the comments:

Bed occupancy in neontal intensive care units is unpredictable and the same saga can happen anywhere. The doctors have done their best to ensure safe deliveries of the twins. Cogratulation Miss Breeds and I do not think it is tiring to shuttle between the 2 hospitals to see your babies.
- Ali Elsanousi, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 15/12/2008 17:46

Thanks for your input Ali. I'm sure you don't think its a hardship at all.

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