NHS Highland ends contract with Bounty

(15 Posts)
ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 02-Jul-13 18:52:38

m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-23143652

Let's hope others follow their lead...

Sephy Tue 02-Jul-13 20:31:36

:-) fingers crossed!

Great news!

If it's not acceptable to have sales reps on general wards it shouldn't be acceptable on maternity wards.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 02-Jul-13 21:10:30

Yup. And hopefully if its not acceptable in one NHS region, it will deemed to be unacceptable in all.

That's great news.
I had my DC in raigmore hospital in Inverness and the midwives were clearly not happy with the bounty ladies being there and I heard them give them short shrift on a few occasions.

eurozammo Thu 04-Jul-13 11:45:45

This is a great start!

SugarMiceInTheRain Thu 04-Jul-13 11:46:45

Great news. Let's hope the rest of them follow suit. smile

bkgirl Thu 04-Jul-13 15:50:39

Don't bite my head off but why do you disapprove of Bounty? I personally didn't mind getting the goody bags and it didn't stop me from breastfeeding.

emily80 Thu 04-Jul-13 21:17:01

I quite liked the bounty lady actually - it was great to get a bag of free stuff! Most of it was really useful too. I didn't personally feel at all pressured to buy the photos, but at least the option is there if you do want them.

It is wholly unacceptable for women who are post birth (be that natural, c-section, non-eventful or traumatic) to have sales reps come round and ask them for their details in return for a bag of free stuff (that contains very little and most of the vouchers are for the branded/more expensive products)

Allowing mobility sales reps onto the orthopaedic ward and Toys R Us sales reps onto the children's ward would cause outrage, so why is it deemed acceptable with women who have just gone through childbirth?

Also, the Bounty ladies are lovely if you comply. If you don't then there are many, many stories of women being pestered and told untruths (ie you must sign up to get child benefit forms) and not realising they could opt out of their details being sold to 3rd parties.

Of course people are going to say they had a lovely experience with them, that's fine. There are many more with awful stories (including myself - not awful but pestered to distraction and this was just 14 weeks ago!)

For me, it boils down to getting sales reps out of the maternity ward. It makes a mockery of what should be a safe and secure environment where you are able to bond/learn about and care for your new baby.

Bounty's stance is that Mumsnet is just after it's business as they are competitors. Only they're not as I'm not sure Justine has been seen dispensing nipple cream to exhuasted new mums!

I'm just summarising of course, there are many threads discussing this (and also it's not just Mumsnet there are many others who are up in arms) Have a look and read for yourself and you should get a clearer understanding.

MrsFoodie Fri 05-Jul-13 20:10:44

Yeah well done NHS Highlands!!

bkgirl Sat 06-Jul-13 12:44:48

Fair enough!

elisaemerson73 Sat 06-Jul-13 16:00:14

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Oooo what was delete worthy? Intriguing.

ShaggingZumbaStylee Thu 18-Jul-13 02:39:03

Great news!

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