"Poor organisation- awful for maternity care"
About: North Tyneside General Hospital North Tyneside General Hospital North Shields NE29 8NH
Posted by Anonymous
Have had two miscarriages- in that time North Tyneside have:
Lost files (twice) - In one case this meant going back through the details of our miscarriage as they did not know why we were there.
Shown a worrying lack of knowledge about a condition my wife has which may make it more difficult to have a successful pregnancy.
Have sat us with expectant mothers while we waited for the scan confirming a miscarriage.
Eventually did seem to realize that we should be seeing a specialist. They then failed to make an appointment with that specialist despite repeatedly saying that it was being done. Now we have to wait until June to see the specialist, which could lose us precious months (we are both 32).
My wife did get to see a Doctor, who admitted they were not a specialist but did say we shouldn't try again for a month or so. The reason they gave for this: because it is there "old-fashioned belief".
Just as the Nurses seemed unable to explain the data/reasoning behind the miscarriage options, this doctor was unable to refer to any facts/studies to support the suggestion. Obviously this didn't stop them giving one.
It is clear that the organisation of this department is incredibly poor and that they cannot be relied upon to provide accurate information or to carry out basic administrative tasks.
I struggle to see why the NHS should be considered sacred while providing such a terrible service.