Parents come forward with stories of ‘horror’ births and ‘chaotic’ care at troubled maternity unit

More parents have come forward to tell their stories about ‘horror’ births and the ‘chaotic’ care they received on a South Yorkshire maternity unit in recent years.

Seven thousand babies a year are born at the maternity unit at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, which was rated inadequate both last month and in 2021. 

Shortly after a report was made public, three mothers spoke about their ‘scary’ experiences on the Jessop Wing.

One woman said she feared for her baby’s life, while another said she was left begging for pain relief.

Their brave testimonies encouraged even more concerned parents to tell their stories, which include allegations of understaffing, patients in pain being ignored for hours and claims that staff missed signs of mums going into labour.

One mum said the aftercare she received was ‘disgusting’. Another claimed her hospital room was left looking ‘like a horror film’ and covered in blood following a traumatic birth.

A spokesperson for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS…

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