It has been the first case in news that a mother was told to go home by A&E staff at a cash-strapped hospital while in labor. However, the mother was later found shouting and drenched with blood by the hospital staff in the hospital car parking.
Saira Choudhri claimed that she was turned away from Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford by midwives, who just came and examined her, saying that she is not in labor.
However, a few minutes following her departure from the hospital, Saira was noticed to be afflicted with pain by two nurses and was rushed in the Accident and Emergency department.
"I begged them to let me stay as I could not bear the pain any longer”, 31-year old Saira explained. "At this point I felt that I was being kicked out as the midwife made it clear that I could not stay any longer".
Following two hours she was brought to aid by the hospital staff, Saira gave birth to a daughter, Iman.
The awful experience at the hospital has jittered Saira of even thinking of having another pregnancy.
The hospital, operated by Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust, which is reported to be in huge debts, has previously been in the headlines for keeping its hospital wards closed in a bid to save money.
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