"Disappointed with doctors hygiene"
About: Grantham & District Hospital / Accident and emergency Grantham & District Hospital Accident and emergency Grantham NG31 8DG
Posted by Rubydooby (as ),
I attended the Accident and Emergency Department of Grantham Hospital due to experiencing throat closure from allergic reaction. It had calmed down by the time I was assessed by the Nurse, who was lovely.
I waited a further 30 mins to be seen by a Doctor, which was a perfectly acceptable time. However the Doctor constantly sniffed with deep lung power and finally wiped his nose on the palm of his hand. I was horrified.
He then proceded to collect a flat wooden stick from outside the bay. He was in my sight at all times. I watched to see whether he sanitised his hands but he didn't. He asked me to open my mouth and looked in my throat but said he couldn't help as it had gone down.
I was satisfied that he couldn't do anything as I am currently under investigation with my GP regarding this, but the example of hygiene was appalling.