"My pre op assessment"

About: Queen Mary's Hospital

As part of my pre assessment for surgery I am asked to write down any recent infections. Not sure what to write.

A few months ago I went to the chest clinic and a nurse , with long fingernails, took my blood pressure.

My partner, a health assistant, increased my anxiety by saying that I could have a potential infection as bugs live under chipped nail polish.

He told me that hospitals have a policy on health care workers , must have clean short nails.

My GP said I do not and not to worry but worrying is in my nature and I could do with out the added stress before my operation.

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Response from Queen Mary's Hospital

We are sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied when accessing this service recently. If you would like to talk to a manager of the service please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) and they can arrange for contact.

PALS is available on 020 8725 2453 or by email on pals@stgeorges.nhs.uk

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