"Trans blood tests"

About: Hospital Of St Cross / Clinical haematology

Just wanted to say thank you to the staff who took my bloods this morning. I was very anxious as I am trans non-binary and the blood tests were for commencing hormone therapy - the booking system required me to state my gender but only allowed me to select between male and female.

However, I put a note to the staff when I booked, and by the time I arrived one of them said they had already escalated it to ask that the system be changed.

I was treated with respect and kindness as a trans person.

Story from nhs.uk


Response from Hospital Of St Cross


Thank you for sharing your recent positive experience of Haematology at the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby. I was heartened to read about the compassion shown to you by the staff and that your suggestion was taken on board.

We appreciate all comments, both positive and negative, as it means we can better understand what is important to our patients and continually improve.

Communications Team

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust

Telephone: 0800 028 4203

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