New mum accuses staff at Canberra’s Centenary Hospital for Women and Children of leaving her in blood-soaked sheets for an extended period after giving birth.
Tip Kilby gave birth to her daughter Sophia last month, reports ABC NEWS.
Her husband Matthew said she suffered a massive bleed, but staff did nothing to clean the mess for over one and a half hours.
“All the midwives disappeared, the doctor … and Tip’s just laid there with this little baby on her chest,” he said.
“She’s just lost a litre of blood and there’s pools of blood underneath her. The little baby’s leg and feet are in it.”
Mr Kilby said he did not blame the nurses because it was clear they were overworked.
“They’re frantic, they’re almost in tears, because they can see the problem but they’re just understaffed,” he said.
Mr Kilby said he believed his and his wife’s experience was indicative of a shift in medical care across the country.
“It’s like a factory farm, it’s not a hospital, it’s not a place of care or nurturing,” he said.
“It’s not a society I want to live in, where we can’t respect the place where life starts.”
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