"It was clean and not busy."

About: St. Margaret's Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

It was clean and not busy.

What could be improved

The way that the staff treat patients.

Anything else?

I went to this hospital for a transabdominal ultrasound.

First, they thought I was there for a transvaginal when I was not.

I was then informed that my bladder was not full enough, so was asked if I would like an internal scan instead. I asked about it, and they said that it was fine.

Until the woman suddenly asked / stated, "Oh - you're not a virgin, are you."

To which I replied, "Uh, yes I am, actually."

So I was essentially kicked out.

And the kicker? Before this, I was booked in for two internal scans but missed both appointments. I was never asked by a GP for hospital staff if I was a virgin, so I would've just turned up to one of those appointments and would have been kicked out.

Story from NHS Choices

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


Response from St. Margaret's Hospital

Thank you for your comments. We are sorry that certain aspects of your care caused you concern. If you would us to investigate this further please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS).

Email: pals@pah.nhs.uk

Tel: 01279 827211

  • {{helpful}} {{helpful == 1 ? "person thinks" : "people think"}} this response is helpful