"The hospital seemed clean."

About: Selly Oak Hospital (Acute)

(as the patient),

What I liked

The hospital seemed clean.

What could be improved

Treating people with dignity and respect should be high on the agenda for any hospital. The staff at Selly Oak Hospital treated me in an extremely humiliating manner.

Anything else?

I needed an ultrasound scan on my groin and was very worried about the procedure. A girl ushered me into the room and introduced me to the radiologist. She then left the room while I undressed and started with the procedure. To my horror she then returned into the room and walked past the bed that I was lying. There was no curtain around the bed and the girl could clearly see everything that was happened. She had no involvement with the scan she simply seemed to be doing some admin work. A little later on a man walked into the room and walked past the bed while I was undressed. The humiliation I was made to feel is impossible to describe.

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Response from Selly Oak Hospital (Acute)

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at Selly Oak Hospital.

We welcome all feedback and would like to assure you that all comments are taken seriously and acted upon as part of our ongoing commitment to improving patient experience.

We were very concerned to read your comments about the care you received in the Ultrasound Department at Selly Oak Hospital. This is certainly not the type of experience we would want anyone to have as a patient under our care. We strive to provide the highest standard of care possible and we are very sorry that we have not achieved this on this occasion.

We urge you to contact us to discuss this further so that we can look into the issues raised in more detail and take action to ensure that future patients have a more positive experience.

You can contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service by phone 0121 627 8820, by email PALS@uhb.nhs.uk , via the hospital website http://www.uhb.nhs.uk/Patients/Pals/Contact.aspx or in person by dropping in between 9.30-4.30pm (Mon-Fri) to the PALS office located on the main hospital corridor.

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