"Dignity and Respect +++"
About: Dorset County Hospital Dorset County Hospital Dorchester DT1 2JY
I visited the Diagnostic Imaging Service at DCH for a female pelvic ultrasound examination on 25 July 2013. I waited only 4 weeks from my GP referral to the appointment date. My appointment took place at the scheduled time with no wait. This was helpful after needing to drink a litre of water beforehand. Throughout the procedure which was in part highly intimate I was treated with the utmost respect and dignity by the staff in attendance. I was also assured that during the actual procedure the door to the examination room was locked, preventing anyone wandering in inapropriately. I valued this consideration to my privacy. Throughout the procedure the staff explained to me me exactly what was happening and checked regularly my comfort and consent to continue.