"There needs to be a person to speak to when..."
About: Medway Maritime Hospital Medway Maritime Hospital Gillingham ME7 5NY
I have recently moved back to medway and not long after I found I was pregnant, instead of seeing my gp and being referred to the midwife like with my previous children I was told I'd have to call a number and book myself in, on calling the number there is a voice message to say you have to register online and not to leave a message unless i cant access the internet, now many days after registering I still have not heard anything! I find this process very daunting I was very poorly with my last child and aam getting anxious to speak with someone, even if it is just to get an appointment so I know how long I'm expected to wait! Thank god for east Kent NHS (where I moved from) I called them once and they sent me out the relevant prescriptions and consultant appointments the same day. I would suggest scraping this ridiculous system and giving mums to be a person to speak to to put their minds at ease as a mother already I know what to expect and am still anxious it must be very upsetting for first time mothers, let patients know where they stand!