"Disappointed and upset"
About: Wharfedale Hospital Wharfedale Hospital Otley LS21 2LY
Posted by Amanda
I was referred for an urgent ultrasound by my gp. When I was contacted by radiology to make the appointment I stressed that I would have my 4 week old baby with me. This was checked and confirmed that it would be fine. I arrived for for my appointment today and was told that due to having my fast asleep 4 week old baby with me the sonographer was refusing to scan me as he was a distraction! I have had numerous pregnancy scans at Wharfedale and found that the sonographers are competent enough to hold a conversation and carry out an anomaly scan on a foetus. How much of a distraction can a sleeping baby be? I have to stress that I was referred for the scan urgently by my gp and have been turned away by radiology with no solution proposed as I have no one I can leave my newborn baby with.