Mother is devastated and blames ‘overworked. After her child suffered a stroke, she was left with cerebral palsy.

Emma Dixon (29), began experiencing agonising stomach cramps 34 week into her pregnancy. She claims that pre-eclampsia was the cause.

According to her, the stroke resulted in the death of 6lb 11oz, their daughter, who was born at 36 weeks.

Isabelle, a baby girl with suspected cerebral palsy and developmental issues, has now been diagnosed. Her mother feels that she could have prevented this.

Ms Dixon claimed that she told staff at Worcestershire Royal Hospital repeatedly she was concerned about pre-eclampsia. She said this because she suffered from it in previous pregnancies. However, she claims she was ignored. 

She said that hospital employees were often so tired, some even burst into tears while working.

Emma Dixon and daughter Isabelle. Ms Dixon has criticised 'overworked, tearful, squabbling' staff at Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Emma Dixon with Isabelle, her daughter. Ms. Dixon criticized the “overworked,” tearful and squabbling staff at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Baby Isabelle, who is now three months, suffered a stroke which has left her with suspected cerebral palsy

Isabelle is three months old and suffered a stroke. She now has suspected cerebral palsy.

Also, the mother claims that employees were openly disputing with patients.

“My paediatrician thought Isabelle had suffered a stroke while she was still in labor,” she said.

“She told me, “She thought that I would have a different life if I was induced as soon as it was discovered that I had preeclampsia.”

“Isabelle” is now three months old. She doesn’t hold her head up, she’s like a new-born baby.

‘She’s got a huge development delay and she’s actually being tested for cerebral palsy now.

“My daughter might suffer for the rest her life from the insufficient care at that hospital.”

Redditch, Worcestershire native Ms. Dixon was hospitalized in July for stomach pains. She was concerned that it might be pre-eclampsia, which can lead to death, and was rushed to the hospital.    

“You can see that there’s a problem in the hospital,” she said. The midwives were screaming and crying. I was told I had pre-eclampsia, only then to be told, “you haven’t got it”.

“I was passed from pillar-to-post by overworked employees who were all fighting with one another.

“I inquired about what was happening. It was confirmed that I had pre-eclampsia. Consultants were not convinced by this diagnosis.

“Other ladies on the ward witnessed this too. I find it unfair that during my time of greatest need, all I could hear was argumentation over whether I was in a serious or mild condition.

“I was held in hospital for five days. It was unbearable.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has issued an apology saying Ms Dixon's care fell below its standards

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust apologized for the care that Ms. Dixon received.

Before Ms Dixon was informed that her pre-eclampsia was unrelated, she said that her blood pressure was “off the scale”.

She described the hospital care as “horrendous” and added that she was waiting for someone to die on the ward.

According to the mother, she said that her mind was set on “this is how you die”. She believed this because I would die trying to have my last child. All my children will be raised without their mom.

‘I couldn’t sleep, walk or eat. All I could hear was midwives and consultants complaining. It wasn’t nice at all.

“The midwives wanted to stand up for their patients, and the consultants were beating them down,” she said.

Ms. Dixon had also been diagnosed with gestational diabetic complications during her stay in hospital. She was stunned to learn that she was served sugary foods.   

Mother, Nick Gardner (29), a postman with four children, said that the food they were served was minuscule.

Additionally, her claims of ‘90%’ care were done by inexperienced student-midwives.

Ms. Dixon was recollected buzzing for help because of excruciating back pain. A student then said that he would take her to a doctor.

She claims that she was just told to drink more water.  

Isabelle Dixon was born to Ms Dixon. Isabelle has not been able to raise her head since birth.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust have received a formal complaint from her. They issued an apology.

Justine Jeffery, Director of Midwifery at the hospital trust, said: ‘While we would not comment in detail on a patient’s case, we have looked into the concerns that Ms Watson has raised with us, and written back to her with a comprehensive and detailed response.

“We are committed to providing high-quality patient care. She has been sincerely apologised for anything that was not up to the standard she expected.

“A chance to speak with one of our obstetricians to discuss her treatment and experiences has been provided.”