"blood sugar test"

About: Manchester Royal Infirmary

just spent 2 weeks on ward 9 after kidney surgery.i was woken up during the night by a nurse pricking my finger with a needle.i asked them what they were doing,and they they he were checking my blood sugar level.i told them I was not diabetic and to stop.they seemed startled and said, oh its routine.the next morning I told a nurse and they just dismissed it as if it was nothing.if this is a routine test why was I not asked for consent first,and done during the day

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Response from Manchester Royal Infirmary

We were very sorry to receive your comments and concerns via the NHS Choices / Patient Opinion website about your experiences on Ward 9, at the Manchester Royal Infirmary.

It is always be our expectation that any procedure or test is fully explained to you before this takes place, along with the reason why the procedure is being undertaken and your consent obtained. We would like to apologise that this was not your experience, on this occasion and also for any distress that this incident caused you.

It is very difficult to respond to the specific concerns you have raised without being able to investigate them in more detail. We take all issues regarding patient care very seriously and would very much like to hear from you directly about your experiences. If you would kindly contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0161 276 8686 or by e-mailing pals@cmft.nhs.uk they will be able to discuss this with you.

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