"Good care, but embarassed by ECG"
About: Ayr Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics Ayr Hospital Trauma & orthopaedics KA6 6DX
Posted by over254 (as ),
I had to have an operation on my foot. Had all the pre-op checks, but because I said I had been experiencing some chest pain, my op was postponed pending further tests.
I attended different Drs and specialists, nursing and care staff, and found everyone very courteous and helpful.
Only thing I would like to point out, would be to be asked if I minded an ECG being carried out by a "boy" (so he seemed to me!). I didn't like to say to him that I would've preferred a female, but I was very embarrassed. Next time, I requested to have anything like that carried out by a female, which seemed to be no problem. I was told then it was my right to to have a female, but I feel I shouldn't have had to ask for that. I should have been asked first if I minded, as it's stressful and embarrassing enough having to strip off.
Anyway, hats off to all the staff I came into contact with. I'm now recovering from my op.