"I visited the hospital's ..."
About: King's Mill Hospital King's Mill Hospital Sutton-In-Ashfield NG17 4JL
Posted by Chris Saunders (as ),
What could be improved
I visited the hospital's X-Ray department today with my wife, as our five month old baby daughter was booked in to have an ultra-sound on her skull. Quite worrying as you might imagine. I had taken the day off work to accompany my wife and child. Although we were treated very promptly, the experience was ruined for me as only one parent was allowed into the X-Ray room with our baby - hardly family friendly in this day and age! Consequently I was left in the waiting room, my only involvement being to strain to hear the occasional cry of my daughter echoing down the corridor. You are allowed both parents in for a scan during pregnancy, so why should this be any different following birth? In the past couple of years I have made many visits to the hospital, and to date I have usually been very impressed on each occasion, which is perhaps why I feel so let down after my visit today.