"The early pregnancy unit being ..."
About: Tameside General Hospital Tameside General Hospital Ashton Under Lyne OL6 9RW
Posted by Mrs Harrop (as ),
What could be improved
The early pregnancy unit being open past office hours. I think its appauling that I had to sit in the waiting room in a&e bleeding and crying.
How the doctors break the news to you in a&e.
Check pregnancy tests more accuratly before giving people false results.
I had bleeding followed by pain at 5+4 days pregnant and i had to sit in a&e knowing that we were loosing the baby. It just wasnt practical as i was in tears and felt everyone was looking at us. We waitied in the waiting room for over an hour and a half and all we wanted to do was be alone and grieve. Then when we finally got into a room, the doc asked me to do a urine sample and told me it came back as negative for pregnancy, i wasnt pregnant. He didnt really seem to see why we were upset. The docs changed shifts and we got a lovely doctor who told me my blood test results... my hcg was over 300. So maybe get the docs to check the tests before giving people bad news like that. The doc refered us for a scan and more bloods done a few days later. My hcg levels did drop. Sadly we did loose the baby.