"If your miscarrying or are pregnant and in pain..."

About: Princess Royal University Hospital (Orpington)

Treated awfully was in pain and pregnant and was put as a lower priority simply as I was not bleeding!4 hours and was told for an hour solid I would be next.Meanwhile patients who were clearly very sick were being "isolated" in the same waiting room and put a lot of people at risk.

No gynae team to review my blood beta levels -only a junior dr who was so kind enough to offer me the level numbers which they said they wern't specialised in that department to interpret them!

I ended up leaving to google my own blood test to find they were abnormal levels myself!

No follow up care plan was patronisingly told to have "more paracetamol" for abdominal cramping and told to not come back unless I suspect an ectopic or bleed heavily-absolutely disgusting how they treat the first trimester of pregnancy and leaving women in limbo not being given any thing apart from more germs!!!

This place is a shambles and on a weekend you are doomed if their departments are shut for your medical criteria!

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Response from Princess Royal University Hospital

I am extremely sorry to read of your recent experience of emergency care at Princess Royal University Hospital. Please do consider contacting PALS on kch-tr.palskent@nhs.net or 01689 863252 to enable us to further investigate your concerns.