"Worst experience of my life that has left me..."
About: Queen Alexandra Hospital Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth PO6 3LY
Posted by Anonymous
I was a few weeks pregnant and was experiencing severe abdominal pain and bleeding. I went to A and E were i was treated with kindness and politeness , even my nurse was a lovely chatty person who made sure i was not concentrating too much on the pain. Everything changed when i got to Gynaecology. Firstly, the nurse on duty did not to seem to know what they were doing or care at all. i was left along in a room whilst i was waiting to be examined by the head of the department there. I waited for what seemed like a long time and they finally came and started to interview me. I told what was wrong and what my doctor had had told me. They disagreed with everything i said, claiming that it was not possible or not true, they even went further on to say that i was not in pain. All i could do was look a them in disbelief, considering that i was bent over in pain, having difficulty breathing and my face was swollen from crying. I was told to remove my underwear and was not even given something to cover myself with and i had to ask the nurse if i could have something to cover myself with. I was bleeding when i was being examined and the nurse could not hide their disgust at the sight of blood, of which i felt very ashamed. i was being roughly examined as if were a disgusting piece of meat by someone who was so convinced i was lying about being in pain. i started crying during the examination. By the time they were done, i felt so dirty, humiliated and worthless. I barely said a word to the nurse as i left, i could not believe how cold they were and yet be in a caring profession! I broke down as i left the hospital in the early hours of the morning. The only person who had shown me kindness after such a horrible experience was the cab driver from citywide who picked me up from the hospital. The experience has made me vow to go private, i know that i will be treated with more respect and the best possible care. I can not recall that day without crying. As i am writing this review, tears are streaming down my face. I hope no one will ever have to go though the same experience i did.