"Judgmental bullying upsetting visit"
About: Lister Hospital Lister Hospital Stevenage SG1 4AB
Posted by Selena
I went to the lister hospital for a scan. The staff had been pre notified this was a urgent dating scan due to worry's over medication that could potentially cause harm to the baby I had been prescribed it and was unaware I was pregnant at the time. They were not planning to give me a scan that day and the appointment was going to be 26 pages of irrelevant personal information for us to trawl threw. After a call from my doctor stressing the urgency of the scan they seemed willing to carry it out. The head midwife went over the paperwork and I disclosed private details that felt uncomfortable on doing so I was made to feel like I was back at school with a playground full of bully's. ( yes exactly what comes to mind) the staff were judgemental and offensive. I said I hadn't came here for this and wanted to just leave. I left in tears but if not enough they actually followed me outside to tell me I should come back to have the scan as I wouldn't be able to have it anywhere else! I said I wasn't up for being insulted and would go private they then implied I couldn't go private as if they suddenly knew my bank balance or assumed because I'm a single mother I'm on benefits. I left terribly upset and crying. Later that day I got to see my baby I went to a private clinic in Watford and the £75 was worth every penny for their service. I can definitely say that was my first and will be my very last visit to the Bancroft maternity department at lister hospital!