"Disappointing treatment at QMC following my wife's miscarriage"

About: Queen's Medical Centre / Gynaecology

(as a relative),

Recently attended gynae with my wife to have the devastating news that she had miscarried again. Even though this was early stages and common, we were made to feel it's just nature. My nursing background and experience accepts this. However not so for my wife. The news was devastating as her hopes had been shattered again.

In the consultation follow up by the nurse I felt she was just ticking the boxes. There was some empathy "I think" but it felt it was all a matter of course. The experience left us both numb with a bitter taste. I feel this outcome will make the next experience even more stressful if bad news is received again.

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Response from Nottingham University Hospitals Trust

I was extremely concerned to read about your recent experience at our hospital.

I understand that this must be an extremely upsetting and distressing time for both you and your wife. I would like us to look into the concerns you have raised fully and properly.

Without knowing the full details we are unable to do so. Please could you make contact with me directly via our switchboard (0115 9249924) or contact our PALS Team on 0800 183 0204 or at pals@nuh.nhs.uk to allow us to follow-up as soon as possible.

Alison Atkinson, Family Health Clinical Lead.