"12 Week Ultrasound Scan"

About: Dewsbury & District Hospital

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Went here with the other half for our 12 week ultrasound scan. Firstly, to book the scan we had to ring a premium rate number (0844 902 0004). Cost me about £5 for the call from my mobile after being kept on hold for ages. After doing a bit of research online, it looks like 01924 20512266 is the local number to book in for a Ultrasound scan. On arriving we found that all the car parks are pay and display (£1.70 for an hour), however both ticket machines were broken so we didn't bother. Despite booking an appointment for 1pm, we waited until 1.10pm despite being only 1 of 2 couples in the waiting room. The nurse doing the scan didn't really engage in any kind of conversation, which made the whole experience feel very impersonal. Also we had to pay £5 to get a picture of the baby scan to take home. Altogether cost me over a tenner for something which should be free as i've already paid for it in tax! As for the hospital itself, it looks like it hasn't seen a refurb since the late 60's, with the whole place feeling very old and decrepit. We'll be giving Pindefields a try for the next scan!

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Response from Dewsbury & District Hospital

Thank you for this feedback. The land line number for radiology appointments is 01924 512266 and is publicised on the Trust website. All Trust car parks are either pay and display or pay on departure; this arrangement is commonplace throughout the NHS in England, as is the charge for the scan image. We are sorry that the ticket machines were not working and that your appointment was delayed; we will ensure your comments are relayed to the responsible services.

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