"Patient preferences ignored"
About: Freeman Hospital Freeman Hospital Newcastle Upon Tyne NE7 7DN
Posted by Grasend 6
I was referred by my GP to the One Stop Prostate Assessment Clinic. Despite being assured that the sensitive nature of my symptoms would mean I would be sensitively dealt with this was not always the case. I was not given the choice of gender for intimate examinations and was told I should not expect to set out my requirements to medical staff. It seems the nurses assume men are happy to discuss and be examined by either gender and only women could possibly have cultural or religious needs for gender selected care. The clinic was kept to time and it was well organised. I could not complete all my assessment and have now found alternative care arrangements with a team who are more sensitive to my modesty and dignity.