"Can't fault the care I've recived"
About: Wishaw General Hospital / Gynaecology Wishaw General Hospital Gynaecology ML2 0DP
Posted by Julie Scott (as ),
I have just come out of Wishaw General Hospital, I have been attending the EPAs unit there over the past 5 weeks. Right from the first visit to my whole day in hospital I can't find a single fault. I was met by Louise on a Saturday morning, I was feeling terrified and upset as this was my second miscarriage and I knew it was happening again. Louise was quick to explain what she was going to do and was so caring and understanding of my situation. Even when delivering the awful news she was sitting beside me holding my hand and being a reel comfort. At following visits for scans (I had opted to let the miscarriage happen naturally ) I found myself hoping I would have Louise and I had only met her once. After 3 further scans it was clear I was going to need surgical management as the pregnancy wasn't going to end natural. I was booked in the very next day, a relief that I didn't have too much time to think and worry. I was met by a lady called Maureen, again I can't praise her enough. She was working alone this morning dealing with myself and a lot of other patients and apologised that some other staff were off sick and she was on her own until they could find help. This woman was amazing, took her time to explain every detail, was constantly making sure I was ok and to say she was run off her feet was an understatement. I was visited by the theatre team one by one as they explained their role and what was going to happen to me there, again superb treatment from the medical professionals. In recovery the ladies there were all lovely, chatting away and taking real good care of me. On return to the ward, Maureen was still there and met me asking how I was how did I get on, still taking time for me while still run of her feet. Now another lady called Christine had come to help and she was just lovely, brought me tea and toast, helped me to the toilet and had a wee chat to me just about the whole situation making sure I was comfortable and feeling ok. At discharge time I had yet another nurse deal with me, she was extremely keen to explain my next steps, what to look out for, how to go about my recovery and most importantly exactly what to do and who to contact if the need arises. Her name was Annette and yet again I have only praise. What I am trying to say is, you read so many negative comments in the press about hospital treatment but I must be clear I cannot praise the people who dealt with me enough. I counted 21 different medical professionals dealt with me and have the upmost praise for each and every one of them, they are a credit to our NHS, and I wish I could thank them all in a personal basis.