"A long wait for one needle."
About: Box Hill Hospital Box Hill Hospital Box Hill 3128
Posted by kapow43 (as ),
I am currently receiving midwife care for my second pregnancy at Box Hill Hospital and today I was booked into to have a regular appointment and an injection. I have never had to wait for these appointments before so had not bothered to find a babysitter for my toddler who came with me.
The appointment with the midwife was on time and quick, then I was asked to sit in the waiting room so someone from the fetal monitoring clinic could give me the injection. After an hour my toddler was bored and tantruming, and I asked at reception how much longer the wait was. I was told I was next on the list. Another 30 minutes later my name was finally called, but I was then informed the injection was not ready and it would be another 30 minutes.
When the injection was finally ready it was administered in less than a minute. It seems ridiculous that this could not have been done by the midwife during my routine visit, as was done during my first pregnancy. It also seems crazy that a waiting room that commonly has young children in it does not have a basic box of toys.