"felt rushed with the community midwife"

About: Dudley PCT The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

(as the patient),

Went to my booking in appt. Told community midwife that I had been vomiting 10+ times daily, was on medication and couldnt eat or drink. She replied by telling me she felt sick too, and did so numerous times during the appt.

I was in and out in 15 minutes and didnt feel like I as very important, despite my previous pregnancy being high risk, and informing the midwife that I had miscarried earlier this year and was worried. I was given no reassurance and told I will get a scan in 5 weeks and should see her in 7 weeks.

It felt rushed and like the midwife didnt really care! !

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Response from The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for uploading your comments about our maternity services. We welcome all feedback and would like to assure you that all comments are taken seriously and acted upon as part of our ongoing commitment to improving patient experience

We do aim to offer women a positive and fulfilling experience during pregnancy and birth and to make their stay with us comfortable and pleasant. We are sorry if we have fallen short of that aim on this occasion.

We have passed your comments to the Head of Midwifery but if you would like to discuss the issues you have raised in more detail, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on free phone 0800 073 0510.

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