I used to work in an Ante-Natal department in Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London!!!
Now at roughly 10weeks the ladies are asked to take a Glucose test, a diabetes check mainly!!!
Now to take the test they are also asked to drink a bottle of Lucozade!!!
Not just a couple of sips... Pretty much down to the barcode at the bottom of the label!!!
This is a GlaxoSmithKline product, that clearly states on the bottle "Not Suitable For Children"...
It gets worse...
One day I asked a lady to take the bottle as they wanted her to take the test...
"I'm not drinking that!!!" She replied!!!
"I'm sorry, it's necessary, I've been asked to give this to you for a Glucose test!!!"
"I'm not drinking that, I work for GSK, I know what they put in it!!!"
Turns out there is another syrupy supplement that is just as good for the Glucose test, I hadn't been told this previously or I would have recommended
over Lucozade all day!!!
But it also turned out that we had a cupboard about 4feet deep, 7 feet wide, and 10feet high full of Lucozade to shove down these poor unsuspecting
Needless to say I started telling people to use the other option, it didn't go down well, but morally I could hold my head up and know I was doing the
So what are they doing to these Ladies & their children... Whatever it is, it's disgusting!!!
This is just one of many things the NHS is deplorable for, I saw a lot of messed up #it, I'll probably share it all eventually!!!
"I work for GlaxoSmithKline, I know what they put in it!!!", I remember these words everyday!!!
And then I see this today...
Wouldn't be surprised if it played a part in this
shocking news story!!! UK child mortality rate highest in Western Europe!!!
As well as not being surprised if GSK plays a part, I wonder if I played a part by not finding out the alternative sooner!!!
Hopefully I can now do my bit and warn the Ladies before they're told to take a Glucose test, sorry it took so long!!!
edit on 5-5-2014 by CharlieSpeirs because: Auto-Correct!!!