"Waste of time"
About: Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Cramlington NE23 6NZ
I went to Cramlington hospital on the 12/4/16 suffering pains in my stomach and pressure in my stomach. I'm 16 weeks pregnant and have suffered from 3 previous miscarriages, I got told by my GP and maternity department to go to hospital to get checked over. After being there for 30 minutes I seen I nurse and I said what was wrong which was fine, the nurse was friendly and listened. Then after waiting 3 hours I was seen by a doctor. I did not feel comfortable and I think the doctor realised I was nervous to speak to them. In cases like this I think seeing a female would of been better in my interest but I would of had to wait longer. I was taken to a room and got left for 30 minutes and the doctor came back with a urine sample pot and asked me to do a sample which was fine. Another nurse came to collect it and said they wouldn't be long. 20 minutes later they came back and said there was sign of no infection and I'd have to just go see my midwife barring in mind this was 6oclock at night at this point. I was so embarrased and I felt like I'd wasted my time. I didn't get offered a scan or any type of review. I was basically palmed off with sitting around for hours and waiting to be told they couldn't do anything for me. For this being a new hospital the service is terrible. I'd rather have just waited to see my midwife than gone and wasted my time sitting round for them to not seem bothered and not take into consideration the pain I was in. Absolutely shocking!!!!!