"Consultation at Doncaster Women's Hospital"

About: Doncaster Royal Infirmary / Gynaecology

(as the patient),

I was really pleased with the speed of referral from my GP to the consultant at the Doncaster Royal Infirmary Women's Hospital. The appointment was made at the GP's surgery with the 'choose and book' scheme so I was seen 2 weeks after having seen my GP.

At the clinic, the staff were courteous and pleasant. I had to wait 1 hour after my appointment time to be seen but I felt I was given time when I was seen, so I didn't mind. The doctor who I saw was a little bit flippant and cynical about my referral but said that the GP was right to refer me. There was a trainee doctor present who stood at the end of the bed while I had an internal examination. I would have felt more comfortable if the doctor had asked me if it was ok for the trainee to observe, as opposed to doing so without being invited.

Overall, I felt that I had been examined thoroughly, given appropriate advice and dealt with in a reasonable way.

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