"Lack of help with repeated miscarriage"

About: Glasgow Royal Infirmary Wishaw General Hospital / Gynaecology

(as the patient),

My wife and I had a miscarriage ten days ago.

My wife's GP {a stand in GP} was going to send us to the IVF unit in the Glasgow Royal to find out if they can help my wife carry the baby full term as this is our 4th miscarriage.

Today my wife went back to her GP. It was a stand in doctor again, as her own doctor is off ill. We were now told that we are not getting sent to the Royal, as we were told it is not in her notes, about getting sent to the maternity in Glasgow Royal.

I do not know why, as we lost the baby. It is not the Royal's fault, it's her GP's problem now. We do not know how to get sent to the Royal to get help to carry the baby full term. It's just lack of paper work. No one is willing to listen or willing to help.

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Response from Rosemary Lyness, Executive Clinical Director, NHS Lanarkshire

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Dear spambo,

I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

Thank you for telling us about your experience, I am sorry to hear that it was a negative one.

NHS Lanarkshire joined Patient Opinion in May 2013 and we have been responding to submissions since then.

I would like to acknowledge your submission which was posted before we became a member. I would be happy to hear from you again through Patient Opinion or you can go to the “Contact Us” section of the NHS Lanarkshire website to see the other ways to get in touch www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk

I hope any subsequent experiences with NHS Lanarkshire have been more positive.

Kind regards

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