"Rudest lady on the phone Ever!"

About: Darent Valley Hospital

I'm almost 12 weeks through my first pregnancy. I have just called the maternity scanning unit to check the date of my scan appointment and the lady on the phone was possibly the rudest person I've ever had the displeasure of speaking to. I work in customer service myself and its an absolute disgrace that this person has been given a job on the phone, let alone to emotional, nervous hormonal women who really need to avoid stress at all costs! Her arrogance made me feel as if I was completely wasting her time and had the IQ of an ant! She was so eager to terminate my call I felt I had to talk at high speed just to ask a single question. Its made me seriously consider if I want to go through with actually having my baby at this hospital If this is how I'm treated. All in all an extremely disappointing and upsetting start to what is meant to be the most exciting and happy time in my life.

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Response from Darent Valley Hospital

We would always expect our staff to be courteous and helpful to anyone that they come into contact with. We are very concerned to hear that you were treated in such a discourteous way when you telephoned. Please accept our sincere apologies and do not let this incident spoil what is such a happy time for you. We have alerted the Head of the Department to your feedback and she will be investigating your concerns further and taking the necessary action. Kind regards The Communication Team Darent Valley Hospital

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