"Laughing at pregnant women"

About: William Harvey Hospital

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I visited a&e this evening on the advice of the Early Pregnancy Unit due to a suspected miscarriage. I have a scan booked for tomorrow but a horrible turn of events made our situation more pressing. In my extremely distressed state I was dealt with by a doctor with incorrect notes who laughed at me and asked 'why can't u wait until tomorrow' I was told no one would scan me and taking bloods would be pointless. They told me to go home and take Co-codamol.....Not recommended at all in pregnancy. I am appalled shocked and left with no one to help me.

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Response from William Harvey Hospital

We are so sorry to hear of the problems that you experienced when you attended A&E and would like to invite you to contact us via the Patient Experience Team so that we can discuss your issues further. Your concern will be logged onto our database due to the feedback that you have provided and reported to the A&E department so that they are aware of the feedback. The contact details for the patient experience team are

ekh-tr.patientexperienceteam@nhs.net and we hope that you feel able to make contact.

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