"sensitive care for autistic person"
About: Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln County Hospital Lincoln LN2 5QY
Posted by Anonymous
I brought my autistic 19 year old son to the X-Ray Department for an ultrasound today.
He was adamant that he wanted a male sonographer so we asked the receptionist when we arrived.
They apologised that there are not any male sonographers at this clinic.
However, they immediately offered to find a male chaperone and said they would alert the sonographer to my son's concerns.
He was escorted by a male chaperone to the screening room within 5 minutes of arriving.
Having said on the way to the hospital that he would not go through with the procedure if it was done by a woman, the reassurance and presence of a man in the room, coupled with the sensitivity of all staff to his need for modesty and discretion, enabled the procedure to be completed succesfully.
Thank you for this very prompt and sensitive care of a vulnerable and anxious young man.