"dignity and comfort throughout procedure"

About: Macclesfield District General Hospital

May I enquire as to your Policies on maintaining the dignity of female patients when undergoing cardiac investigations

I was instructed to strip to the waist - no gown was offered to maintain my dignity and I stated I was cold being stripped half naked. which I was because I feel cold easily

Not a procedure I would want repeated with such disregard for my comfort and feelings

Story from NHS Choices

Do you have a similar story to tell? Tell your story & make a difference ››

Responses

Response from Macclesfield District General Hospital

We were very sorry and disappointed to read your comments. The trust does have a Privacy, Dignity and Respect Policy which can be accessed via the link below:

http://www.eastcheshire.nhs.uk/About-The-Trust/policies/P/Privacy%20Dignity%20and%20Respect%20%20incorporating%20Chaperone%20and%20Same%20Sex%20Accommodation%201988.pdf

If you feel this policy was not followed correctly and would like to raise this issue, please contact the Customer Care Team to discuss this matter further and they will be more than happy to assist you. They can be contacted on 01625 661449 or e-mail on ecn-tr.CustomerCareService@nhs.net

The trust aims to continually improve the quality of services we provide and your feedback is key to achieving this.