"No respect for a mum wanna be feelings"

About: St Mary's Hospital (London)

I came to the clinic as being in my early 40s I'm struggling to get pregnant. I am healthy, I regularly practise sport and I barely need to go and see my GP. But I long to be a mother so I booked an appointment with the clinic. I had to really struggle to obtain an appointment which it was postponed of 2 months. Now I'm due for following up appointment to discuss my blood results and choose the treatment to go for but yesterday I received a voicemail saying that GPs are on strike and my appointment is postpone until May!!. I have been going through an emotional turmoil and I find it disgusting that for 20 minutes of consultation I have to wait 6 months!!! I can't afford to waste time but no one cares. we are just numbers. Regardless to say I'm not a wealthy person who can have the luxury of choosing a private clinic, I have to borrow the money for whichever fertility treatment I will go for. I'm deeply disgusted and disappointed for the lack of professionalism and care.

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Response from St Mary's Hospital

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is extremely concerned about your comments you have posted on NHS Choices.

We would like to apologise for your appointments that have been cancelled in the Gynaecology Department at St Mary's hospital.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) would like to discuss this matter further and have the opportunity to look into your concerns.

We would encourage you to contact PALS by telephone on 0203 312 7777 or by email on pals@imperial.nhs.uk

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