"I have had 2 children at Harrogate ..."
About: Harrogate District Hospital Harrogate District Hospital Harrogate HG2 7SX
Posted by Charlotte (as ),
What I liked
I have had 2 children at Harrogate Hospital - both long labours resulting in emergency secions. The whole process was made much easier by kind, carig staff both on delivery suite and Pannal ward.
What could be improved
The worst experience I have encountered was when I miscarried in 2006.
I went to the early pregnancy unit with my husband and was kept waiting for a very long time with no explanations or apologies.
I was asked to go down to ultrasound to have a scan, and found it terribly upsetting to be sitting with pregnant women, knowing I was losing my baby.
The early pregnancy Unit had scanning equipment sat around not in use. Perhaps it would be useful to have a person from ultrasound carrying a bleep to attend the unit, rather than women in pain having to walk across the hosptital?
It seems such a waste of resources to have expensive equipment not in use.