"A young woman should be allowed to have someone with her"

About: Calderdale Royal Hospital / Gynaecology

(as a relative),

I went with my daughter to the Calderdale Royal Hospital.

She was having a gynae scan, she was very nervous and wanted me to go into the room with her - even more so as there was a possibilty it would have to be an internal scan.

When a MALE called her for her scan this made her feel even worse. We both stood to go in and we were told the she could not have anyone with her.

I think this is wrong. A 21 year old female to have a lower abdo area scan, possibly also internal, by a male member of staff with nobody else in the room - how does that work?

It should up to the person being treated whether they want someone with them or not.

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Response from PALS IN BOX, Patient Advice & Liaison Service, NHS Kirklees

Thank you for providing feedback on our services.

Your concerns have been noted and if you would like to make direct contact with our Patient Advice & Liaison Service we will be able to investigate your concerns further and provide you with more information.

Please contact either of our PALS offices on 01484 342128 or 01422 222417 or visit our website at www.cht.nhs.uk under the link PALS.

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