"Emergency Gynae assessment unit"

About: St Mary's Hospital (Manchester)

I attended the gynae assessment unit after having a previous bad experience at my local hospital. I attended my local hospital due to a bleed in early pregnancy after being told their was nothing on the ultrasound other than a gestation sac and I would have to wait two weeks until another scan to see if my baby had developed or I had in fact had a missed miscarriage . left in limbo with a two week wait ahead of me and after begging my hospital to check my hcg levels which they declined I headed to st Marys to try and get some answers. The staff on the emergency gynae unit are very caring and helpful and after arriving at 9am I had been scanned by a very nice sonographer by 10am. Only a day later than my previous scan my ultrasound now showed a fully formed yolk that had not been seen a day earlier prompting the sonographer to suggest my baby had maybe stopped developing at 4 and a half weeks pregnant. I was absolutely thrilled to see a yolk sac knowing that things were heading in the right direction. I am now booked in for a repeat scan in 9 days time to hopefully see a heartbeat. If it is not present and I have miscarried I thank st Marys for not leaving me in limbo and giving me some hope until my next scan something in which my local hospital would not do , they were completely prepared to leave me hanging ,worrying and feeling anxious for two weeks. Sy Marys have given me some hope.

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Response from St Mary's Hospital

Thank you for your comments posted on the NHS Choices / Patient Opinion website regarding your care on the Emergency Gynaecology Unit.

It was very kind of you to write and compliment the staff as it is good to receive positive feedback which reflects the hard work and dedication of our staff. It was reassuring to hear that you thought the staff caring and helpful.

I can assure you that we have passed on your thoughts to Mrs Pam Kilcoyne, Lead Nurse for Gynaecology to share with the staff involved.

The Patient Experience Team

Central Manchester University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust

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