Ann Lynch, 20, of Mason Hall Tobago is peeved with officials of the Scarborough Regional Hospital, following the death of her baby on February 25.
She is now in the process of taking legal action against the hospital. Lynch is blaming hospital officials for the death of her baby. She checked into the Scarborough Regional Hospital on Carnival Tuesday and all reports were well. However, she expressed dissatisfaction with the treatment meted out to her during her stay.
"While I was up there I was in pain. I keep on telling the nurse I in pain, and they just ignoring me right through. I was telling them that I bleeding, they saying that is normal," Lynch said.
On that Saturday, things took a turn for the worse. During checks by medical officials to ensure the mother and baby were fine, things went downhill from there, as the baby's heart beat was found to be irregular.
"From the time they rush me upstairs inside the theater to cut me, and take out the baby. The baby had already died," Lynch cried.
Lynch told Tobago News she was not notified when the autopsy on her dead baby would take place. She was however, told by hospital officials the autopsy would take a month to be completed. She was also advised by officials to visit the mortuary to seek further information on the whereabouts of her baby.
"I have not signed no papers stating to do the autopsy and they did the autopsy without calling me and letting me know, and on top of that they burn the baby. I need justice, "she said.
She later received a death certificate which was stamped officially by pathologist Hubert Daisley. She said she is receiving no clear word from officials on the matter.
Communications Manager at the Tobago Regional Hospital Debbie Ann Bailey was notified of the incident, and said we would be notified as soon as any information comes to hand.