A STAFFORD mum has rushed to support medics at Stafford Hospital for the “amazing” care they gave her and her daughter who was born two months premature.
After dashing to hospital and calling partner Neil, she gave birth to daughter Jessica, who weighed in at 4lbs 9.5oz.
And she says despite all the negative publicity about Stafford Hospital she has nothing but praise for the staff and is keen to urge everyone to get behind Stafford.
Sarah, who lives in Wordsworth Avenue, Baswich, said she was shopping in Sainsbury’s in September when she began having pains.
The pains began to get worse and when she rang the delivery suite at the hospital she was told to go to the hospital.
She told the Newsletter: “I was seen within five minutes, and two hours and 48 minutes later she was born.”
Jessica was taken to the special care baby unit, where she was in an incubator for a week.
When she came out there was a “terrifying” incident where her lips turned blue but the quick and calm actions of the staff put her immediately at ease.
“Jessica had reflux, which I didn’t know about at the time. But the staff were so good. They were calm, put me at ease and acted quickly. “The care we got through- out the four weeks in Stafford and since was fantastic. The staff work so hard and are so dedicated.
“We keep hearing negative things and it might mean no one will want to work at this hospital or go there.
“But there are lots of good people working there, many of who work over time. Jessica is doing really well. I can’t thank the hospital enough.”