"D&C at St George's Hospital - NHS at its best."

About: St George's Hospital (Tooting) (London)

I was 9 weeks pregnant and told by my IVF clinic that the baby had died and I needed a D&C. The next day I went as a walk in patient to the early pregnancy unit at 8.30am. I was seen immediately, the doctors scanned me again and confirmed my baby had died. The doctor was lovely and kind and explained my options. I chose to have a d&c. I was told I could have the procedure that day as a day patient. I was told to return at 11.30am and then they took my blood and I filled in forms. at 1.30pm I went to the day surgery unit and was given robes to change into. They gave me the operation at about 3pm and I left at about 5pm. All of the staff were really caring and kind. I was very upset but they were lovely. The service and compassion they demonstrated show that the NHS really is a wonderful institution.

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Response from St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

St George's Hospital (London) replied on 12 May 2014 on NHS Choices

We are very sorry to learn of your sad loss and would like to thank you for taking the time to post comments about the service. We will make sure the staff in day surgery and in the early pregnancy unit are informed of your comments on the compassion, kindness and caring service your recieved.