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Old 08-25-2010, 03:57 PM
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Mother-of-two Elin Andersson has highlighted staffing shortage problems at a maternity ward in Sundsvall in northern Sweden after she was asked to clean out her own hospital room just two days after giving birth by caesarean section.

Every time Andersson required medicine she had to call staff to remind them, she told local newspaper Sundsvalls Tidning. The new baby's father meanwhile was requested to aid in the care of his partner.

Two days after the operation, the recovering mum decided she was ready to go home.

?That was when the midwife said I had one final task to perform. Then she went and got a big white laundry bag and asked me to clean the room and the bed where I had lain,? she told the newspaper.

Two midwives at the Sundsvall maternity ward admitted that Elin Andersson painted an accurate picture of their workplace.

?She describes precisely those bits that we don't have time for,? said Gunnel Westerlund.

?Medical safety always comes first and you can't leave a mother while she's giving birth. It's true that we sometimes need to make use of the parents and that doesn't feel good at all.?

http://www.thelocal.se/28512/20100822/
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:27 PM
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That's just nuts!
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Hayelll No that won't catch on but I sure as heck would be sending THAT hospital a bill for all the friggin' work I had to do!

That is bloody outrageous, makes it sound like a third world country.

What is this world coming to?
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I saw this post in the list of comments at the end of the original article & thought it rocked

"This takes the whole do it yourself Swedish Ikea syndrome way too far."

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Hey, I'm all for self-reliance, but, shoot, there are limits, and these guys are going above & beyond.
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It wont happen here....one pt falls, abd wound opens, infection from mopping up the floor, sepsis ensues....i could go on....one big law suit and it wont last.

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Aw hell, in the US if someone's lunch isn't hot enough they complain to administration, and if it's TOO hot, well, expect the lawsuit!

Clean up the room before you leave? Yeah, right.....I can't get people to stop throwing their $hit on the floor for ME to clean up.
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LOL I love when people say that!!!!!!!
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...and to think that people like Oprah and the left-wing in Washington think we should be JUST LIKE Scandinavian countries! That's right, folks, fork over 80% of everything you make and you, too, can have Big Brother take care of your every need...except when he DOESN'T!!!
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