When, on Nov. 5, 2013, The Telegram published Barb Sweet's account of a woman who suffered a miscarriage in a local hospital emergency room, the response was swift. The number and variety of stories from people who had similar experiences continues to grow.
- See our report
- ER not best place to treat miscarriages: letter to patient
- Miscarriage called ‘a silent hurt’
- Woman who had ectopic pregnancy speaks out about ER experience
- Sullivan again queried on miscarriages
- Miscarriage patients, husbands say ER failed them
- ER is the right place to deal with miscarriages: Eastern Health
- Woman says she was abandoned in ER after miscarriage
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I have been going back and forth the last few months with kidney problems, I am made to wait in the ER waiting room at times for hours and then when I get inside, usually treated with disdain and indifference. On the floor is completely different, they couldn't be better, but, in the ER, they need to be retrained. There are some good nurses there I will say that, and some very good doctors, but, for the most part the nurses need to be retrained to learn how to triage properly and keep the druggies and drunks waiting while people like me with serious kidney problems, and pregnant women, and people with heart problems are seen first and as quickly as possible.