"Lack of privacy"
About: Lorn & Islands Hospital / General Medicine Lorn & Islands Hospital General Medicine PA34 4HH
Posted by activelil (as ),
I attended Oban hospital as an out-patient for a scan. On arrival to the department I handed in the appointment card and was asked to confirm my date of birth and address. I felt uncomfortable about sharing my DOB as there were a number of people waiting in the waiting room who could hear everything being said. Two ladies came in whilst I was waiting and they were both 68 years old, as I overheard everything said as well. There is no privacy. Also whilst I waited the seats were extremely uncomfortable, even though I was only there 15 minutes.
When I went into the scan room I was asked to lift up my top and lower my trousers once I was on the bed. As the door to the corridor was ajar I asked for this to be closed. I was told it was NHS procedure to leave the door open for my safety, incase I needed to call out, as there was only one member of staff in the room. There was a portable screen in the corridor outside the room, but I still felt exposed. the radiographer began the scan and half way through a 2nd member of staff came into the room and it was only at this point was the door closed.