Lily Allen’s hits out at NHS on Twitter after midwife misses appointment

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  • The songstress revealed she had 'waited in all day' for the health worker, and asked how mothers with less support than her are meant to cope

    New mum Lily Allen hit out at the NHS last night, after a midwife missed an appointment to check up on her week-old daughter, Marnie.

    The songstress, who often goes by her married name of Lily Cooper, took to Twitter to vent her frustrations about the ‘overstretched’ health service, asking how mothers with less support that her are meant to cope.


    Lily was discharged from hospital last week, after giving birth to her second child, baby Marnie Rose.

    Despite admitting that midwives are ‘generally angels’ Lily said she thought the service she had received had been less than perfect, writing: ‘surely we can do better than this.’

    In a series of posts on the social networking site, Lily wrote: ‘So after speaking to the Brent midwifery team at 7 this morning, I was told to stay in all day and someone would be over to weigh my baby and do a jaundice assessment as I’ve been a bit worried.

    ‘Waited all day, and nothing, not even a phone call. She’ll be a week old tomorrow.

    ‘I don’t mean to moan and I know how over stretched the health service is. But I can’t help but think about how mothers with less support, both financially and emotionally are meant to cope.

    ‘What if I was having real problems. I haven’t been able to get an answer on the phone.

    ‘I know it’s not the midwives themselves’ fault, they are generally angels but surely we can do better than this.’

    Just minutes later, Lily added: ‘It may be worth mentioning that when I was discharged from hospital with my last baby,14 months ago the midwives were there 3 hours later.’

    She also used the hashtags ‘‪#waytogocoalition‬ ‪#CUTS‬ ‪#nhs‬’.

    Lily and husband Sam Cooper welcomed their second child into the world last Tuesday, a sister for their first child Ethal, born in 2011.

    Thanking fans for their support, she Tweeted: ‘Quite overwhelmed by all the well wishing going on. THANK YOU everybody.’

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