"Lack of respect in casualty at Derbyshire Royal Infirmary"
About: London Road Community Hospital / Accident and emergency London Road Community Hospital Accident and emergency Derby DE1 2QY
Posted by caza (as ),
I went to the DRI as a 999 from my own hospital in Ilkeston. It was quite busy when i arrived. i was suffering from chest pains. I was waiting for a bed when a male (not nurse) but a member of staff came and shown me to a cubicle where he drew the curtains around me and asking my husband to stay outside while he gave me a ECG.
Now this is my complaint: he told me to take my bra off so he could do the ECG but the pads was still on from the hospital, where i did not have to take my bra off and also when i was in the ambulance when they gave me a ECG so therefore what made it different with him?
I'm 37 yrs old and have large breasts. i felt uncomfortable but you just go along with it. if this is normal procedure surely there should have been a female there. he did rub against me when he put the clips which he could have done with my bra on. My husband was fuming but did not say anything as his main concern was me.