"Absolute rubbish"

About: Marie Stopes International Essex Centre

Don't worry about what time your appointment is Marie stopes certainly don't. Mine should have been at 10am and I was till 12:35 till I first saw someone which I was in with for not even 5 minutes.

The person so does your initial assessment has no clue what confidentially is instead they spend their time shouting at you more or less. In my two and half hours waiting I could here conversation with everything single person they saw. Well their side of it anyway which straight away makes you feel insecure being there.

I was eventually moved to another section of the hospital to wait alone as partners could come up. I was left here for 20 minutes before a member of staff came over saying oh I'm sorry I didn't know anyone was waiting. I then got taken though and treated on.

I wasn't explained to what was about to happen very well out at all and was sedated. When I woke I was extremely disorientated and feeling unwell. I was allows to sit for 10 minutes when i woke up before they told me to go to the bathroom and dressed in a filthy bathroom.

I wasn't asked if I felt well enough to leave or if I was ok i was told leave. It was numbers game and they just wanted the space. All I was to them was someone taken up room.

Since the treatment I have had nothing but trouble - excessive bleeding, agonising pain which is nothing like the cramping pains they had prewarned I may expereince, sweating all the time and headaches. When I tried calling their helpline I was told I have to go to my GP there was no offering to help me. Once they treat you, you are no longer considered their problem.

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