"Bad experience of Harlow EPU"
About: Princess Alexandra Hospital / Gynaecology Princess Alexandra Hospital Gynaecology CM20 1QX
Posted by Private (as ),
I attended Harlow EPU end of October last year (2014) due to slight bleeding and pain in early pregnancy. I was seen by a midwife who was not at all interested or seemed to care, then waited for a scan to be told by the nice lady that there was no heart beat.
Devastated and upset, I was allowed to stay behind a curtain until a midwife was free as I was so upset. To be called into my appointment and asked why I was crying and that I could of got my dates wrong which I didn't. The midwife seemed very unprofessional and not caring at the slightest.
I had to then go back a further 3 times before anyone would help me or make a decision. I attended a&e in the early hours in agony due to my miscarriage to be told to attend EPU in the morning, which I did and then the doctor tried to then make me wait a further few days for yet again another scan. I demanded a scan the same day which I got and then the decision was finally made that I had actually miscarried.
I am appalled and disgusted at the way I was treated I have not returned for any reason. Until now where I will be attending Monday morning back at EPU so let's see if I get a scan the same day and I am treated kindly this time.