"Where's the dignity"
About: University Hospital (Coventry) University Hospital (Coventry) Coventry CV2 2DX
I visited the x ray dept for an ultrasound . As soon as I hit the reception area , directly opposite the seating area were a number of patients lying on beds for all to see in bays . Most were elderly , some looked extremely unwell and uncomfortable . I assume they were in patient awaiting imaging . My point is it was very un-dignified and as there were curtains around the bays I fail to understand why they don't use them . Apart from the usual car parking nightmare , I was very surprised that once at the dept the service was very efficient . I was seen in time and was actually at the hospital for less than one hour . The only concern I have regarding my scan us that I am not convinced it was thorough enough and actually covered the problem area . ( I have had to have this scan previously and the sonographer actually scanned the affected area where as this time they went no where near ) in which case , would render the scan pointless and both a waste if mine and the hospitals time . I will check with my very good consultant next week .