"Tameside Hospital Miscarriage"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Gynaecology Tameside General Hospital Gynaecology OL6 9RW
Posted by flowers (as ),
I went to A&E due to slight bleeding (9 week 4 days pregnant) last Thursday and all they did really was take my blood to check hormone levels. They made me an appointment for a scan at the EPU for the Monday. I believed everything would be ok, I still felt pregnant, the bleeding had stopped over the weekend and I felt positive about my bloods coming back fine.
On the Monday morning I arrived at the EPU for a scan and was shocked to hear the the babys heart was not beating (especially because I had a scan at 6 weeks and 3 days and there was a strong heart beat) my baby had died inside me. Doreen Travis the nurse at the EPU was amazing, she was really empathic she knew the right thing to say and I felt like I had someone on my side she is a credit to the hospital. You can tell when someone enjoys their job and they are also really good at it, she is definitely the best member of staff I have ever come across in the medical profession. Thank you Doreen.
On the negative side, it was an ordeal waiting 4 days to be told the baby's heart had stopped, why can't the A&E staff do a scan there and then? Surely this would make sense rather than giving false hope with blood tests.
The second negative was being bumped whilst waiting for a D&C. This prolonged my mental agony, I wanted to move on and grieve yet I waited from 11 AM until 4:40 PM just to get a bed and then didn't even get to have the operation until the following evening. I fully understand that emergencies arise but surely these should be kept separate to day cases, its seems the cuts are having such a negative effect on the hospital although you can't fault the staff, They do not deserve the cuts, they work hard.