About: Tameside General Hospital / Maternity care Tameside General Hospital Maternity care OL6 9RW
Posted by Julsy3 (as ),
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First antenatal appointment at Tameside Hospital. Arrived at hospital ½ an hour early for scan but was seen straightaway – which was great. Following scan was sent to weigh room. I handed over my green booklet and was asked to take a seat. Most women were seen within 10 – 15 minutes. I waited for over an hour despite mentioning that I had been there already for some time.
Following this I was asked to return to the waiting room and wait to be called to see the midwife. Again I waited over an hour to be seen. I have morning sickness and was finding it difficult sitting for so long. There were people eating hot food and the smell was very strong. I was having trouble not being sick.
I was at the hospital for over 4 hours in total. My partner doesn’t get paid for these appointments so will have lost several hours pay because of this. Car parking was also expensive at £6 for over 4 hours.