"Terrible. left me depressed."
About: Wansbeck Hospital Wansbeck Hospital Ashington NE63 9JJ
Posted by Anonymous
I visited the hospital as I was having a suspected miscarriage, I was seen very quickly and received a scan and some blood tests to check my hormone levels to confirm whether my pregnancy was viable. On returning to the hospital 2 days later on the sunday I had to visit ward 10 as Gynae was closed, when arriving and giving my details a nurse I spoke to had no idea why I was there or who I was when looking at my details, she proceeded to take my blood still unsure of the reason I was having it taken even after I had explained several times, I wasn't filled with confidence when she didn't seem to know how to take my blood and so took it from the puncture I had from 2 days prior. On leaving I asked when I would know whether or not I had lost my baby she said "I couldn't tell you, we do have other patients besides you" which I found abrupt and disgusting considering my circumstance. Later that evening I called about my results and was told in a hurried manner "unfortunately you have lost your baby, take a pregnancy test in 2 weeks to make sure its negative" I was given no information on how to go about trying to conceive again when I asked, and wasn't given so much as a leaflet about emotional support or how or why these things happen, I was completely in the dark and felt completely depressed and alone. It makes me sick that I had to go on google to find out about miscarriages and complications and I feel the level of support for women that suffer this heartbreaking news is beyond unacceptable. I I'm so distressed about where to go from here or what to expect, do or how I should be feeling, and its all down to the care I feel I did not receive from wansbeck hospital. A complete joke.