"Review of Urgent Care Centre and Assessment Unit"

About: Trafford General Hospital

Following my day in hospital yesterday, Tuesday 10th Nov 2015, I would like to say I was treated with the respect any patient would expect to receive. When I was asked if I had had any previous surgery I told the doctor I had had Gender Reassignment Surgery, the doctor looked up and said, "Oh how did that go, are you happy with the result" I responded "yes fine", and they then carried on with the rest of the discussion. I chatted with the other women in the 4 bed room we were in, and when I was discharged late in the evening, they seemed quite disappointed I was leaving them.

I have heard of transwomen having problems with hospital staff and other patients, I don't understand why, if my experience is an example of the staff, doctors, nurses and patients across the NHS.

As a transwoman, or more accurately a woman with a trans history, and also a member of Trafford Healthwatch I was particularly interested in the reception and treatment I received.

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Responses

Response from Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on the NHS Choices website regarding your care in the Trafford General Hospital. It is good to receive positive feedback which reflects the hard work and dedication of our staff. We can assure you that your feedback has been shared with the relevant Matrons so that it can also be shared with the wider team