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Friday, June 20, 2008
Mom Who Is Turned Away From 2 Hospitals Forced To Deliver Baby In Hospital Hall

Humiliated new mother Emma Johnson was forced to give birth in a hallway after being turned away from two other hospitals when she went into labour.

After Emma went into labour at 1:15am on Tuesday, she called her local hospital, but the couple were told there were no beds.

She was also told that there were no beds at another local hospital meaning Miss Johnson had to endure an unconventional and uncomfortable birth on the floor of a corridor at the Princess Royal - 20 miles away from the couple's Brighton home.

A spokesman for Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust said: 'We do everything we can to ensure women are able to give birth in a hospital of their choice.

'We are sorry that this was clearly not Miss Johnson's experience.

'Occasionally if a site is very busy we have to ask mums to travel but we do this as infrequently as possible because we know it is not what mums want.'

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