"disgusted with the way I was treated."

About: Horton General Hospital

I went to day assessment unit today. With my partner I was in agony with cramps and pain in my belly button. The doctor I saw didn't believe I was in pain. Basically called me a liar. He touched my stomach to examine me which hurt. Then told my partner I wouldn't let him examine me ( my partner was right next to me and saw everything) it was just the fact it was so sore I cant take tablets as they make me sick. This seemed to inconvenience him and the other midwife. I did go for a scan which the doctor seemed reluctant to order. The scan and bloods are all clear. I was asked 3 times by the same doctor if things were OK at When I replied yes this is when he indicated to my partner that I am lying about being in pain. When I went to get the results back I we still in pain but my partner was made to wait outside the ward. Where again I got asked if things were OK at home and why wont I take tablets. I had already explained that they make me sick and codine knocks me out and with 2 children to look after I cant be knocked out.I have to have scans every 2 weeks because of my baby's growth and have lost faith in this hospital. But I cant go to the John radcliff whenever I need a scan or to give birth. So I feel a bit stuck and have lost faith in this hospital. I was admitted on Friday for the same problem but the doctor who saw me told me to come back if the pain gets worse and today it got worse so I done what the 1st doctor told me but now wish I hadn't bothard. I have had my other children at the Horton and got treated brilliantly. Just a shame today I was degraded and made to felt like I had inconvenienced them.

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Response from Horton General Hospital

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent treatment at the Horton General Hospital. I am very sorry that your experience in the Day Assessment Unit did not meet the standard you could expect and has left you feeling concerned about your future care. We would be very happy to offer any assistance to help resolve these concerns for you. If you would like us to do this, please do not hesitate to contact Sue McNiven on 01295 224001 or at sue.mcniven@ouh.nhs.uk who will be happy to help you.

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