Mother-to-be threatens to sue NCRHA
A case of alleged negligence at the Mount Hope Maternity Hospital has almost cost a woman her unborn child.
Luckily for the the 24-year-old mother of one, a second opinion at a private institution prevented any mishap.
The woman, who is two months pregnant went to the Mount Hope Maternity Hospital last Tuesday complaining of stomach pains, TV6 News reported last night.
When she got there an ultrasound was done, and according to her, doctors told her the baby was fine.
She was kept overnight for observation, but the next day, when the pain continued, another ultrasound was done.
That is when she said she was told she had suffered a miscarriage.
The pregnant woman went to the Arima Diagnostic Clinic, where she had a third ultrasound done at a cost of $200.
"Two doctors checked me, when they asked me why I came I told them what Mt Hope told me. The first guy said 'your baby is fine, you're seven weeks six days pregnant'."
She was told her due date will be in May next year.
The woman is now threatening legal action against the hospital.
She's expected to meet with hospital officials on Tuesday.
TV6 said efforts to contact the chief executive officer at the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) Colin Bissessar yesterday proved futile as calls to his mobile phone went unanswered.