"Care at Queen Elizabeth Hospital after a miscarriage"

About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital / Gynaecology

(as the patient),

I was given the news that my pregnancy was unsuccessful at my 12 week scan. Although it was a terrible situation the nurse practitioner was wonderful and very sensitive to my needs and that of my husband. I was asked to come back for another scan in two weeks time to check my progress.

I arrived for this scan after a very difficult two weeks in which time I had fully miscarried. Unfortunately I had to wait for my scan in the same waiting room as all the expectant mothers which was very difficult to deal with. At this point sitting in a waiting room surrounded by happy parents to be wasn't where I needed to be and despite fighting it I couldn't stop myself from crying.

I cannot fault the care that I received from the staff at the women's health clinic at Gateshead's Queen Elizabeth hospital but I did feel that people in my situation could be given a private room so that we aren't put in any more of a difficult poistion than we are already in.

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