About: Wansbeck Hospital Wansbeck Hospital Ashington NE63 9JJ
Posted by vicky oakley
My daughter was admitted on several occasions to the childrens ward at North Tynesidewith severe abdominal pain. Having just turned 16 we now found ourselves in the Gynae ward at Wansbeck. We found we were not taken seriouswily by the doctor we saw. We feel the doctors didnt really care about how to make my daughter better. Pain relief was slow in coming and Doctors brushed her pain off everytime as period pain with the doctor stating "sometimes periods can be uncomfortable" Surely you dont treat period pain with Morphine and send them home with a bottle for the future??? Food quality was appalling. Another worrying thing was that we were sent home with a cocktail of drugs but no plan on how and whento take what. I will say the nursing staff were brilliant. The doctor let the ward down. In the end we paid to go private. The consultant was caring and put an action plan together. She was operated on shortly afterę her GCSEs privately and theu found a heavy load of adhesions on her ovary which had been causing this pain. Untreated this can lead to eptopoc pregnancies and infertility. The NHS refused to explore avenues, instead stick a sticky plaster over it and hope it goes away. How can I have any future faith in the NHS?