"A&E visit"

About: Watford General Hospital

i live in stevenage but work in watford, i could have gone to a local hospital but because if pain and fear couldn't drive back home so gone to the closest one! yesterday i had very strong pain in my lower abdomen, and blood spotting for a few days, so, after urine test and blood test got pregnancy positive result. initially despite waiting 3 hours befor I got examined by doctor, all was fine. The doctor was nice and seem assuring, after all the doctor explained that to be sure its not an ectopic pregnancy we need to do test...

i was advised to take paracetamol and go home to come back early morning for scan...

they assured and promised to call me early morning...

i was waiting all morning and got no call :((((( how is this even possible? i left my number, doctor wrote it down, been introduced to person who should call me or do the scan and even if they didnt write down my phone it is obviously in my details... so ... i am shocked that a woman with a pain and chance of early pregnancy just been forgotten after all that!! . i also wanted to do scan in Lister bu they insisted to come back promised it will be quicker :'( ... what was point if now had to go through tests again in other hospital...

felt sad and like crying. :((

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Response from Watford General Hospital

We are sorry to learn that your experience of our hospital was not as expected.

If you would like us to investigate this matter further on your behalf, please contact our colleagues in the Complaints Department on 01923 217866.

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