About: South Tyneside District Hospital

i attended a clinic gynae clinic appointment and the doctor's 'bedside manner' was absolutely disgraceful i left my appointment in tears firstly they mumbled all the way through the whole consultation i could barely understand them and kept asking them to repeat themselves. Myself and my partner have been trying for many years to concieve a child via ivf. They asked me where we were at in our ivf journey and i told them we were thinking of taking some time off from it all as it we had pretty much put our lives on hold and would like to get married. Their response to that was "should you not already be married before you start having babies" i was gobsmacked how dare they!! They then followed on by saying how its was easy to walk away from a relationship but not so easy a marraige" i then began to justify my relationshipand my actions to this person why i do not know as it was none of their business! They later asked examine me feeling my tummy then told me to sit back down then 5 minutes later decided they wanted to do a more intimate examination... aweful!! They nearly killed me was so brutal, they really hurt me when they left i mouthed to the healthcare assistant "oh my god" i asked her were they always that rough but she said she had never worked with them before the healthcare assistant was lovely i was so glad she was there. A few moments later they returned with another consultant i felt like they had relayed my situation incorrectly to the other consultant again i do not know her name all in all by this point i was just fed up and wanted to get out of there, i ended up leaving with a prescrition that i felt i did not need i bumped into a colleague outside and broke down shaking and in tears, i have recieved an appointment to return and i really do not want to ever encounter this person again!!!!

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