"visit to outpatients, gynaecology"

About: Retford Hospital

was seen by two different junior doctors on 3 different occasions. on 3rd visit i was in the middle of being booked in. i asked is it common practice for a surgeon to operate on a patient she hadnt met. i was then told she was busy but they would fetch her. she came in rather cross that she was disturbed by a mere patient, sat down and glanced at my notes, you have had a lot of terminations she declared, i was half way through saying im a carrier of muscular dystrophy when she stated over the top of me that "your far too fat ! , i dont operate on fat women. go away and loose 5 stone. i will see you in november if you have bothered to loose any". i said "i dont think you will". i then got up and left. i was very upset and angry at this treatment. god bless the wi ladies who gave me some tissues, a hug and a mug of hot chocolate.

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Response from Retford Hospital

We're sorry to hear that you were not happy with your experience at the Retford Hospital in April 2013, but are glad that you have raised these matters with us. In order for us to investigate this fully, we would be happy to discuss your concerns and respond to you directly. If you feel that this is an acceptable way forward, please contact Sharon Williams, our Patient Experience Lead for the Women's, Maternity & GUM CSU either by telephone on 01302 366666 ext 3977 or email at sharon.williams@dbh.nhs.uk

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