death by paper cut

{October 21, 2007}   harrowing

harrowing. doesn’t help my apprehension of pregnancy. i had to take a minute after reading the article.

AN INQUIRY has been launched into the ordeal of a pregnant woman who was ignored by staff at a Sydney hospital before miscarrying in the emergency department toilet.

Jana Horska, who was 14 weeks’ pregnant and in acute pain, waited almost two hours for help after arriving at the Royal North Shore Hospital about 7pm on Tuesday. She was found by her husband, Mark Dreyer, covered in blood and holding a live foetus between her legs.

Ms Horska, 32, who had also suffered a miscarriage in March, was not seen by a doctor or given painkillers.

full article on the age


paperpen says:

oh… goodness… this is going to sound completely shallow but what kind of a hospital is that?! i think the women would’ve been better off staying at home. either that or the hospital has to really justify their actions.

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