"First outpaitent appointment."
About: Medway Maritime Hospital Medway Maritime Hospital Gillingham ME7 5NY
Posted by Anonymous
first of all I am one of those people who don't like to complain about anything and when it comes to the hospital I normally get very amazing services and wonder why everyone is complaining about it. I must admit when I visited this department yesterday it was spotless very clean, and was not a very long wait, but when I checked in the receptionist handed me a sample bottle to do and give to the consultant when I see which I done by the instructions I was given I then waited and got called in to check my weight and height, I had to then wait again then got called by the doctor I went into the room with 3 nurses. we started discussing why I was referred to the department them selves they looked through the notes and asked me question about the condition I was diagnosed with. I answered the questions very truthfully and also told them the information I have found out. one of the people in the room every time I spoke about personal things kept on giggling and laughing and made me feel very on edge and very uncomfortable. I had to get some test done which included me undressing the bottom half. and the nurse still kept on laughing at me these made me so nervous and uncomfortable and I just wanted to run out of the clinic. I know I should not have been made to feel this way and was very upset when leaving, also whilst in the room all the consultant could talk about was my weight, I am 3 Pounds over the recommended weight for my age group but that's all they could talk about. I attend this appointment because I got told I may not be able to have children ever. and that is what I want to have so I wanted to get a second opinion and see what options are available to me so I can get pregnant, well the doctor was not interested in this information and just my weight I am so sorry but a lot more people who is rather bigger than me is falling pregnant, so that cannot be the only let down of why its not happening. any way they have sent me on my way saying they will want to see me in around 6-8 months time to see where I stand at this time I have been trying to fall pregnant for nearly 3 years now and nothing has happened . we should have the confidence to rely on the nhs to help us the best they can and the nurses I see yesterday just couldn't show any more disrespect and less of interest if they tried. and regarding the sample I ended up leaving with it the consultant did not ask for it and the receptionist said they must not of wanted it. Why give it to me in the first place then? so now I don't not know where I stand with this and now am going back to the doctor to see if they have any insight of the appointment for me. I am very unhappy with the service I was provide and now I can understand where some of them people who complain about this hospital feel. treated like an animal who no ones cares because there life is perfect and not wanting to worry about ours. Disgraceful.