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Mum says she’ll never have another baby after ‘terrifying’ birth at scandal-ridden hospital


A MUM has abandoned plans to have another baby after a “terrifying” birth ordeal at a scandal-hit hospital.

Lucy Styles, 31, claims nurses made her feel like a “piece of meat” at Telford Hospital, Shropshire.

 Lucy, pictured with partner Niall and son Archie, says nurses at Telford Hospital treated her like a 'piece of meat'

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Lucy, pictured with partner Niall and son Archie, says nurses at Telford Hospital treated her like a ‘piece of meat’Credit: Mercury Press
 Lucy alleges that she was never informed that she and son Archie had sepsis

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Lucy alleges that she was never informed that she and son Archie had sepsisCredit: Mercury Press

Carer Lucy went into labour with son Archie in 2017 and says the three days she spent in hospital were the most terrifying experience of her life.

Lucy and husband Niell, 48, claim their son was left with a milk allergy because of traumatic birth and are now involved in investigations into the hospital’s failings.

After the birth, both Lucy and Archie allegedly contracted sepsis but Lucy claims they didn’t find out until just three months ago when they finally got advice from a solicitor and received hospital records.

The mum-of-one claims despite being given medication to the treat the potentially-fatal condition, she was never informed of the diagnosis.

‘ABSOLUTELY VILE’

Lucy said: “We had no idea. We’ve also been told that most babies who are born with sepsis don’t make it.

“I was made to feel really stupid, I was in there for around five days and I wasn’t offered any help.

“After he was born, I couldn’t walk. I had two six centimetre cuts and a nurse examined me in the toilets.

“She yanked my knickers to the side, just a couple of centimetres from my cuts. It was absolutely vile.”

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Care at the Trust has been under the spotlight since April 2017 when it was revealed mums and babies had died unnecessarily.

A damning report leaked last month said blundering doctors, midwives and bosses worked unchecked in a “toxic” culture for 40 years.

It singled out the deaths of 42 babies and three mums between 1979 and 2017.

More than 50 tots suffered permanent brain damage after being deprived of oxygen during birth, with hundreds more complaints.

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust said it had made improvements pending a review.

 Rhiannon Davies lost her daughter Kate at the hospital in 2009

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Rhiannon Davies lost her daughter Kate at the hospital in 2009Credit: PA:Press Association
 Between 1979 and 2017 42 babies and three mothers died at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust

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Between 1979 and 2017 42 babies and three mothers died at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS TrustCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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