Frances Randall, 21, had been waiting for three hours to be moved to a maternity ward when her baby arrived as her partner and mother desperately looked for help.I know the hospital well - it's a £238 million disaster area.
He was delivered by a stranger in the room, but fell to the floor and hit his head.
The woman who came to her aid, Kiran Deep Virdee, 52, added: ‘It is disgusting that in this country she had to give birth on a chair. She was given no dignity.’You thought you were in a First World country, didn't you? You were wrong, at least when it comes to Queen's Hospital...
This isn't their first maternity-related screw-up, after all:
Queen’s Hospital’s head of midwifery, Sue Lovell, apologised for the latest incident and said a new triage system was being introduced.It didn't occur to you to do this before..?
‘When labouring women arrive they will be seen immediately by a midwife and moved straight to the most appropriate area, whether that be the labour ward or ante-natal,’ she said.
‘This will eliminate the need for women to stay in waiting areas.’