Friday, 13 January 2017

Expectant mothers turned away from Glasgow hospital

"A HEALTH board has apologised after pregnant women poised to give birth were turned away from a flagship maternity unit because it was full."

"Expectant mothers arriving at the maternity unit at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow have been waiting hours in maternity wards today because there were no spaces for them in the labour wards. In some cases patients were having contractions minutes apart on a packed maternity ward while still waiting to be moved to a labour bed."

"From lunchtime, others were being turned away and sent to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and the Princess Royal Maternity after beds also ran out in the maternity wards. It included women arriving for planned Caesarean sections."

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