"Extremely unhappy and shocked with what has..."

About: Newham General Hospital

My usual maternity care was at royal london, however my local hospital is newham hospital. I went to A+E over a week ago at newham when I started getting problems. I waited over 4 hours to be told as soon as I walked through the door that I would not be getting a scan. Today at royal london at my 12 week scan, I was told I have had a miscarriage. The member of staff told me that should not have happened at Newham, especially as it is all part of Bart Health. I am in total shock and devastation with the news. I knew I should have pushed for a scan but the doctor dismissed this idea immediately and said it would not be available as they do not offer scans? How stupid do I feel now.

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Response from Newham General Hospital

I was sorry to read about your experience and your wait at what must have been a worrying time. Please feel free to contact me directly so I am able to look into this further for you. My contact details are as follows: Newham Switchboard 020 7476 4000 and dial extension 6215. Alternatively you can email me via paulsmith3@bartshealth.nhs.uk

Paul Smith, Emergency Care Matron Newham Emergency Department, Barts Health NHS Trust

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