I am diagnosed with major placenta previa. I came to the Fetal and Assessment Unit via ambulance recently in the evening. I was scared and anxious and the staff were very helpful and reassuring.
Then the night shift nurse started their shift and was allocated to me. They didn't introduce themselves or inform me they were going to be my nurse, they seemed more concerned about my partner leaving than anything. My partner left immediately although they were just waiting with me to see the doctor.
But throughout the night, the nurse left me with no call bell and I didn't see them until I started bleeding again which was very scary for me. I had to get up look for the call bell and when they finally came, I believe they were so very annoyed because I asked them if the amount of bleeding was normal.
The nurse said to let them do their job, they know what they are doing, in a very high tone that I felt sounded like they were bothered that I was asking questions.
I didn't like the way they were handling when doing things like the CTG. The nurse asked me to walk to the toilet and change my pad while the blood was gushing out. They didn't make me feel comfortable and safe. I had to tell them I am not walking while I am heavily bleeding and soaked in blood.
I was unsure of what's happening, I asked them if I can see the doctor and I felt they were very annoyed again and replied with "don't you think I already called them" and told me to stop asking them things. They didn't even do my blood pressure. I was very upset, felt unsafe and couldn't stop crying. I asked if I can have another nurse as they seemed very incompetent and unprofessional in my opinion.
"Extremely rude nurse"
About: King Edward Memorial Hospital / Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit King Edward Memorial Hospital Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit Subiaco 6008
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