"Blood taking area."
About: Ilkeston Community Hospital Ilkeston Community Hospital Ilkeston DE7 8LN
Posted by Anonymous
I recently came to have my blood done for diabetes.
I took my ticket and waited to be called.
Once called i was asked to sit in a chair where the person just took my name, no DOB check. I do have a slight needle phobia and even though i told them this they did nothing to reassure me.
They used what looked like a much used tourniquet and afterwards put a piece of cotton wool on the hole. Its a good job i only have a slight allergy to cotton wool and not a severe one.
I know this may seem trivial to you but when queried i was ignored.
I too work for the NHS and i know that we are no longer allowed to use the tourniquets that they used we have to use single patient ones, I also know that the use of cotton wool will cease soon as the minute fibres may adhere to the puncture site.