"Privacy & dignity + infection control"
About: Freeman Hospital Freeman Hospital Newcastle Upon Tyne NE7 7DN
In Main Xray dept. approx 10.30 21/04/15 A man was brought from a ward. He was dressed in a open backed hospital gown. He was 'parked' at the entrance of the MRI waiting room. The gown was fastened around his neck but was draped down his sides exposing his sides and thighs. I spoke to the porter who brought him. I pointed out that the pt was indecently exposed He roughly pulled the gown down at the sides & said "Thats all right" the pt tried to tuck it under his legs. The chair the man was in was a big one with a space between the seat and the back. His buttocks and thigh were exposed & people waiting for xrays could see this clearly. Staff going past included radiographers, nurses, student nurses, student radiographers, porters, office staff. Drs So much for privacy & dignity The pt was sitting without pants on a plastic chair. Had that chair been washed prior to him being put in it? I doubt it Was the chair washed after the pt was taken back to his ward? Again I doubt it. So much for infection control