About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead) Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead) Gateshead NE9 6SX
I visited A&E early in the morning whilst suffering a miscarriage. Understandably this was a physically and emotionally painful time but the nursing staff and gynecology doctor that reviewed me were kind and helpful. I was seen promptly, the nurse kept me updated about what was happening, the doctor explained sensitively but thoroughly about what was happening and the nurse ensured I received analgesia as soon as the doctor had prescribed them. Only thing that was upsetting was that after the nurses had handed over to the new day shift, I was abruptly told by the day staff that I could go, despite still waiting for analgesia and my venflon to be removed. I understand that the dept was busy and didn't want to stay there too long, but felt a little 'kicked out' while still coming to terms with some bad news. Overrall though, I had a good experience and would return to the QEH in future, if required.