"More support needed for miscarraige patients"
About: Royal Bolton Hospital / Maternity care Royal Bolton Hospital Maternity care BL4 0JR
Posted by Tapir565 (as ),
I went to see the midwife on the day of my appointment where I started to bleed. My midwife rang some wards at the Royal Bolton Hospital and they said there was nothing available till Monday. The midwife then arranged blood tests but by this time I was bleeding more and a doctor wished to see me. The doctor then managed to get me an appointment to go straight in. I stayed in hospital for 3 days where I did not find the staff very pleasant. I felt they could have been a bit more bothered about the younger patients. I saw them mainly sat on the chairs at the top of the ward having a laugh and a joke. There were some times in the day where I had to walk up to them and ask for my medication or pain killers. The worst bit for me was being there for a three day stay. I was really wound up at one point where I got upset when a doctor told me I was miscarrying and a nurse said to me not to be so soft and stop crying, that it happens all the time. My dad wasn’t even allowed to be there with me when I was getting told. There was only one time I can say I probably smiled and that would be when me and the rest of the women in the ward had ordered the same meal and we all hated it and were thinking what it compared to. If anything should change I would say the staffs attitude to people that were suffering from miscarriage and ectopic pregnancies, taking more time to be supportive, especially when people like me have had more than one miscarriage and be more polite with the visitors.