"Going for a miscarriage scan... not great"

About: John Radcliffe Hospital / Gynaecology

(as the patient),

I had a miscarriage and was sent for a scan to check I had fully miscarried.

I sat in the waiting room with other pregnant ladies. The lady next to me asked if I was there for my 12 week scan, I didn't know what to say. I didn't want to upset her as she said she was nervous. So I just said yes.

Lucky for me, I'd been crying all weekend and by the scan date was too emotionally exhausted to think any of it. But in hindsight, it was insensitive that I was being scanned alongside expectant mothers, for them and me.

I also came out of the scan in tears and had to walk passed them all again…again…not great.

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Response from John Radcliffe Hospital

Thank you for your comments regarding your experience when you attended for a scan. I am very sorry that this caused you such distress. Please be assured that we will pass your concern about this onto the relevant manager. We would be very happy to provide you with a response; if you would like us to do this, please do not hesitate to contact Shirley Clarke, Complaints and PALS Co-ordinator on 01865 223258 or at Shirley.clarke@ouh.nhs.uk who will be happy to discuss the complaint process with you.

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