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"Long labour at Box Hill Hospital"

About: Box Hill Hospital / Maternity Service

(as a parent/guardian),

My daughter went into Box Hill hospital to give birth to my grandchild. She went through 30 hours of labour and then had to have an emergency caesarian. It took her and her husband quite a while to get over the traumatic experience of this birth and she is reluctant to have any more babies. Her GP was appalled that she was allowed to be in labour for so long and understands my daughter’s reluctance to have another child. I feel the midwives there need a re-education on modern childbirth. I would not recommend this hospital to any expectant mothers. It is unfortunate that in these modern times women need to suffer this way.

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Response from David Plunkett, Chief Executive, Eastern Health 7 years ago
David Plunkett
Chief Executive,
Eastern Health
Submitted on 17/10/2016 at 11:05 AM
Published on Care Opinion at 12:52 PM

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Dear Amgranda

Thank you so very much for taking the time to provide your feedback on Patient Opinion. I would like to apologise for what sounds to be a very difficult delivery of your grandchild.

I hope your daughter is recovering physically from the emergency caesarian and your grandchild is in good health. I note from your comments your daughter is not doing as well emotionally.

I would welcome the opportunity to review your daughter's birth experience in detail. If you would like to do this, please email me privately at I will respect your (or your daughter's) decision not to progress this way if this is your choice, but encourage you to consider making contact.

I trust you are able to enjoy your new grandchild and certainly wish both you and your daughter all the very best.

Kind regards


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