Mum Samantha Stacey and her precious daughter Ruby would not be alive today had they not been at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital when her womb ruptured.
The 29-year-0ld Lynn woman was 37 weeks pregnant and undergoing an iron infusion when her womb tore apart – a freak occurrence that affects just one in 5,000 pregnancies in the UK.
Samantha suffered severe internal bleeding and Ruby stopped breathing. For both it was touch and go. Samantha said: “ The midwives, consultants and staff were amazing. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be here today.”
The drama came just a week after the controversial Clause 119 of the Care Bill was passed, prompting fears that Lynn might lose its hospital.