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  1. Unless there is a valid concern with dad feeding (e.g. not persevering, baby not initially interested so dad doesn't persevere), then I can't see the issue. Is the depression well managed with the medication? Maybe she has concerns as to his mental health in that she doesn't want to compound any issues he has with coping with a, possibly fractious, baby overnight.


    If he is coping well with the night feeds, and is managing to get baby to take an appropriate volume of milk, and if mum is happy with this arrangement, then I think that the HV needs to state explicitly her rationale for recommending this routine be altered. And at the end of the day, her recommendation is just that - a recommendation. She can't TELL your daughter what to do, but can only ADVISE her.


    Hope all works out okay. I assume baby has been checked for tongue tie, as this is a common and easily rectified feeding complication.


    Tina :)

  2. I work in the NHS and I don't like pulling it apart but I think you should complain.


    Nanny Oggs points are spot on!! As staff we are always saying how we would hate to have anything go wrong out of hours as the head honchos are all on the golf course with do not disturb messages on their mobiles :lol:


    That's cos Nanny Ogg's an NHS employee too :wink:


    Glad you feel your query has been answered Andrea, and that your feelings have been confirmed!...this forum is great isn't it :D

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    Wholeheartedly recommend them, in fact we've started saving for our room next year (if you can wait, the would recommend waiting for the January sales...we ordered Jan 31st, asked for delivery end March so bulk of money paid the on deliver, and asked for fitting 3 days after delivery...all of which they were happy to accommodate).


    Hope that helps :D

  4. I would be inclined to write a letter expressing your disappointment that your, and your GP's, concerns were not adequately addressed, leading to emergency admission and surgery.


    Although the outcome may not have been any different, there are a couple of points to consider:

    1. Ambulance use - if you had been scanned initially, you may have been scheduled for elective surgery. This would have avoided the necessity for the emergency services. This would have had an impact on costs, as ambulance call outs are costly.


    2. If you had been scheduled for elective surgery, this would have been carried out in 'office hours' i.e. when there are maximum staff and consultants on site, in the event of complications arising. It may be that your emergency surgery was in office hours anyway, but if not, this could have been avoided.


    3. Elective surgery is generally less traumatic than emergency surgery, particularly emotionally, not only for you but for family/friends who were probably extremely worried when you were whisked off firstly by an ambulance, and secondly into theatre! If you had been scanned when referred by your GP, this unnecessary anxiety would have been avoided.


    4. If you needed a general anaesthetic (put to sleep), elective surgery would have ensured you were nil by mouth for a suitable period prior to surgery. Emergency surgery may not be able to be postponed until a sufficient time of fasting has elapsed, therefore you may have been exposed to risks associated with GA and full stomach. This would have been avoided if scanned initially.


    Finally I have to say - I am glad you are recovering and do not feel that these events have impacted on your health.

    My primary reason for recommending that you write a letter regarding the decisions made in your care, is to highlight to the hospital that the decision not to scan you was inappropriate, and could have put you at unnecessary risk - and to hopefully get them to review your case with a view to ensuring that the same mistake isn't made in somebody else's care.


    Hope that makes sense?


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