"Dignity and Respect +++"

About: Dorset County Hospital

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I visited the Diagnostic Imaging Service at DCH for a female pelvic ultrasound examination on 25 July 2013. I waited only 4 weeks from my GP referral to the appointment date. My appointment took place at the scheduled time with no wait. This was helpful after needing to drink a litre of water beforehand. Throughout the procedure which was in part highly intimate I was treated with the utmost respect and dignity by the staff in attendance. I was also assured that during the actual procedure the door to the examination room was locked, preventing anyone wandering in inapropriately. I valued this consideration to my privacy. Throughout the procedure the staff explained to me me exactly what was happening and checked regularly my comfort and consent to continue.

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Response from Dorset County Hospital

Thank you for your taking the time to post your comments. I am glad that you have had such a good experience of care and especially that you were treated with respect and dignity in a timely way. I will pass your comments onto the Diagnostic Imaging Service . Sarah Silverton Patient & Public Experience Lead, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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