"Antenatal care in Hull"

About: Castle Hill Hospital Hull Teaching PCT

(as the patient),

I am about 3/4 months pregnant. just recently i decided not have a termination which had been fixed for early December 2006 at Castle Hill hospital hull. Before this i had nearly fainted out shopping and an ambulance car was sent to me to Hull royal infimary hull. I waited to be seen feeling very ill and when i was dealt with was put onto a hospital bed due to low blood presure. i had been kept there for 5 hours and blood had been taken.Being pregnant i thought that a check-up scan might of taken place but i was just sent home. After that i missed a further doctors appointments as i was very unwell.After thinking about it i decided to keep my pregnacy but did not let Castle Hill know and nobody contacted me.

I then made an appointment at my surgery in Hull. I felt the male doctor i met there was very unfair and unprofessional towards me - after all i did request a female and there weren't any available till after three weeks. I did not really want to see a male GP.

I agreed to meet a male doctor - after letting him know i was pregnant he became very rude he asked me how many months. I think i said about four months, then he became angrey saying you have missed important injections what have you been doing, why did you not come earlier? i replied "i used a sexual health clinc as i found them to be more polite and understanding at conifer house in Hull" He replied "your doctor is important you should have been here". At this this point i was upset and already nervous as i did not want to use a doctor at my practice first. Surely this was my decision.He continued to huff and puff around the room. so much for help and a sense of security. i thought it could of been a lot better and more supportive.

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Response from Engagement Section Assistant, NHS Hull

Dear Sophia, We would like to apologise for not responding to the opinion you posted on this website some time ago; this was prior to our involvement and knowledge of Patient Opinion, and we are sorry we did not pick this up sooner. We are very sorry to hear about your experiences with your GP surgery and if you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact the PCT's Patient Advice & Liaison Service on 01482 335409 or e-mail. The team will be happy to discuss your experiences and the options available to you.
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