"the worst experience of my life."

About: Newham General Hospital

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I just want to bring my experience to surface, but don't know how far it will affect the management. A week ago my wife who was 35 weeks pregnant was having severe rash on her whole body. It was getting worst from time to time. She went to her local GP in emergency, when the doctor saw her she was surprised to see her condition. She examined her for an hour, and recommended her to go to Newham hospital immediately. I took off from my work, took her to the hospital with a letter from the GP for urgent attention. The midwife wasn't very help, put her on the bed to check the baby's heartbeat and then left. We waited there for about 6 hours, eventually the doctor came and said oh thats not my case you need dermatological assisstance and then he left. My wife started crying badly. He then said we will book an appointment for dermatologist, and will let you know. Since then we are waiting. Now my wife is getting even worst. Her whole body is swollen, she can not see through her eyes because its closed. I can not understand how come someone can be so insensitive. This is absolutely pathetic. I don't know why I am paying so much tax if I am not getting anything.

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