"Gynae OPD/ Early Pregancy Assessment Unit"

About: Dorset County Hospital

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at the above, for superb support during a really difficult time. Having a miscarriage is confusing and distressing at the best of times, but the Nurse Specialist was so supportive and compassionate throughout, and kept both me and my husband well informed about what was happening. The sonographers were all very professional and compassionate also. Since miscarrying, i have had several calls to see how things were, and the 24 hour phone line was reassuring- and any messages were returned promptly. Appointments were available quickly, and at convenient times. Also, they have promised to monitor me closely next pregnancy (despite this only being our first), with more regular scans- I really couldn't have expected any more if we had gone private.

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Response from Sarah Silverton, Patient & Public Experience Lead, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your post about the excellent service you received at Dorset County Hospital, especially at such a distressing time for you. I will ensure that your comments are passed on to the people you have mentioned.

Best wishes

Sarah Silverton

Patient & Public Experience Lead

Dorset County Hospital

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Response from Dorset County Hospital

I am really sorry to read that you had a miscarriage recently as it is as you describe a really confusing and distressing time at the best of times. I am very pleased to read that the support and care you and your husband received from our teams made a big difference to you and your husband. I am really grateful to you for posting your comments on line and I hope that you are recovering well . Kind regards, Alison Tong, Director of Nursing, Dorset County Hospital

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