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Booted out of the John Radcliffe at 16 weeks - anyone else?

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blossombottom Fri 18-Nov-16 16:53:01

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ImNotAFlower Fri 18-Nov-16 16:59:22

It should all be taken over by the JR. Have you called them? Your GP should know the procedure as well or your midwife.

blossombottom Fri 18-Nov-16 17:28:21

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ImNotAFlower Sat 19-Nov-16 09:33:35

So the consultant was at the JR? If so ring the JR Switchboard on Monday after 9 and ask to speak to the consultants secretary. You may find she can help.
The long and short of it is decide what you want and then don't go away until you are all booked in grin.
There is no other delivery suite in the OUH trust so they can't just boot you out.
As for them being overstretched, all units are but it simply depends on the day. I somehow managed to deliver my first in Brighton and had two midwives and a DR in the room because no one else was delivering that night!!
Keep pushing your midwife and GP and I would contact the secretary if you have the consultants name.
Fingers crossed for you!

Northernlurker Sat 19-Nov-16 09:35:43

You may find the pals team can help as well

I've found PALS at JR very helpful in getting things sorted quickly (I'm under their special care silver star unit due to other complications). I'd suggest putting it all down in an email (concerns, timeline etc) and following it up with a phone call.

Fizzyjo Sat 19-Nov-16 15:52:45

Do you live in the Oxfordshire area (as you mention stoke Mandeville which is in bucks). I've been on my parent craft course today and they mentioned that the JR are refusing to take anyone not in the Oxfordshire area as they are having to deal with the 'locals' who can't now go to Horton. Might be as simple as that - and I guess understandable if they need to deal with those who live in the region. But if you are in Oxfordshire then there is no where else so I guess you need to push!

Puggleface Sat 19-Nov-16 16:11:37

Hi OP, from what I understand the JR are no longer accepting women who live outside of the OX postcode due to the closure of the Horton consultant lead unit. Absolutely outrageous in my opinion! Although they are understandably over stretched the JR has very good specialist care silver star unit and fantastic neonatal care unit. If you or your baby are in need of these services then you should be seen there! Your Midwife should really be sorting all of this out for you, call her and explain how much stress this is causing you! And if you can really no longer be seen at the JR then your midwife needs to get you into Stoke Mandiville as an urgent case!
Let us know how you get on.

blossombottom Sat 19-Nov-16 17:20:34

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HiDBandSIL Sat 19-Nov-16 19:08:57

Thanks for posting this OP. I am hoping to conceive soon and have my third child at the JR (last two born there, both CS). I don't have an OX postcode. I hadn't heard about this. I know there'll be nothing I can do but at least I know now! I wonder if this is just a temporary thing. Good luck in resisting your move OP!

mareish Sat 19-Nov-16 21:56:04

Are you on Facebook? There is a group who may be able to help, I'm not very good at links etc but will try. Horton Catchment Mums.

blossombottom Sun 20-Nov-16 00:53:44

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HiDBandSIL Sun 20-Nov-16 08:55:28

Thanks bottom I'll keep my legs together for a while grin

mareish Sun 20-Nov-16 12:54:26

Perhaps you could join anyway Blossom as it may help you to know how others are getting answers? Also it will give the Save Our Horton, another FB group, an idea on how many JR women are affected by the changes in the services as there is a growing concern that it is not temporary. There is some great support & information within these groups. Good luck flowers

blossombottom Sun 20-Nov-16 19:22:12

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LondonRoo Mon 21-Nov-16 14:49:41

I recommend PALS and wouldn't just keep them up your sleeves - go right ahead and use them now!

I work for the NHS and unfortunately sometimes when these sorts of challenges are going on the hands of staff are completely tied and they are probably as uncertain as you are about what is going on - which is actually a pretty horrible position for the staff member who wants to do a good job!

There's nothing quite as effective as getting the complaints department involved to get things moving. Don't worry about being seen as difficult - as I said the staff are likely as frustrated as you are about the situation and will be fully supportive of your involving PALS.

You're pregnant and can do without the stress of chasing up hospitals! Let PALS do the work for you.


blossombottom Tue 22-Nov-16 18:17:43

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