"One of the midwives I had was ..."

About: Queen Charlotte's Hospital

What I liked

One of the midwives I had was clean and respectful.

The SHO Senior House Officer was very efficient.

What could be improved

I had an internal virginal examination by a midwife who had false nails. Fake nails surely should be banned on midwifes for obvious reasons, even with gloves they are a source of infection.

They should be banned on all medical staff in hospitals.

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Response from Queen Charlotte's Hospital

Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you were generally satisfied with the care from our staff. However, we are concerned about your comments regarding your examination. We take infection prevention seriously and it is one of our top priorities. Your comments have been forwarded to the relevant department.

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