"Miscarriage care at North Staffordshire"

About: Royal Stoke University Hospital / Gynaecology

(as the patient),

Having been pregnant for the third time, I went for an early scan which found I'd had a failed pregnancy. I waited for another scan 10 days later where the results were confirmed, and I was booked in for an EVAC procedure 10 days later.

Two days before the surgery I started to miscarry on my own, this was something I had been through previously but this time with high levels of pain and a great deal of blood loss (over 24 hours) I went to the SAU ward 100 where I was admitted for the night, the staff (doctors and nurses) on a busy assessment ward were excellent and made me feel at ease and guided me and my partner through what was going on.

The following day I was re scanned to find I still needed the surgery on the Wednesday, I arrived at ward 104 for this in the morning and after been supported and looked after through every stage, again by a fantastic team of nurses, anaesthestists and doctors. The procedure went really well and I was home to be with my partner by lunch time.

I always hear of stories where people moan about the NHS and I wanted to let people know how fantastic the staff were and the support I received from NHS North Staffordshire was during a difficult time for me and my partner.

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Response from University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Dear Suzane

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of visiting University Hospital.

We are extremely proud of the high level of care and attention we provide to our patients and it’s incredibly rewarding to receive such positive feedback.

I will ensure that your comments are passed on to the ward staff involved in your care.

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