"Lack of service over bank holiday weekend"
About: Wansbeck Hospital Wansbeck Hospital Ashington NE63 9JJ
I attended WGH A&E department on the Saturday morning of the Easter weekend as I was pregnant & had started to bleed. Being my first pregnancy my partner & I were concerned and wanted reassurance that our baby was ok. Due to it being bank holiday we were told the earliest we could have a scan would be Tuesday because I was not displaying signs of an ectopic pregnancy or heavy bleeding. I can't fault the staff, they were very pleasant and we weren't kept waiting a long time however I think that is too long to wait under these circumstances. Unfortunately when we did have the scan on the Tuesday we were told we had miscarried and had to endure a further week for a rescan to confirm the miscarriage. This has been an extremely stressful & upsetting experience. I know that being scanned earlier would not have changed the outcome but being left over a long weekend not knowing what was going on has made me consider where I chose to have my ante-natal care in the future.