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I know A&E is busy, but

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Meopham Sun 22-Apr-18 00:15:53

you should at least check what's going on before you pull the curtain back?

SneakyGremlins Sun 22-Apr-18 00:16:59

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Meopham Sun 22-Apr-18 00:23:52

I mean staff shouldn't just pull the curtain back before finding out whats going on?

Sparklingbrook Sun 22-Apr-18 00:24:37

I don't know what's going on in thei thread.

youngnomore Sun 22-Apr-18 00:25:28

I’ve been to a&e many times. It’s not a private place by any means. I’ve had an enema behind curtains with the police chasing a crack heard outside and the Curtains flinging open while I was crapping my brains out on the camode.

pumpersnatch Sun 22-Apr-18 00:27:06

What could be going on that you wouldn't want the medical staff to see?

GinThereDoneThat Sun 22-Apr-18 00:28:25

@youngnomore grin I am actually laughing not so silently into my pillow at the thought of that! Sorry blush

Gibraltaryousay Sun 22-Apr-18 00:29:23

No you're right op, all staff should be maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality standards at all times.

PickAChew Sun 22-Apr-18 00:30:37

If it's in full view of people waiting then yanbu, show patients some respect.

Meopham Sun 22-Apr-18 00:31:11

What could be going on that you wouldn't want the medical staff to see?
Not the medical staff so much. Just everyone else. Dd in law having and ecg done, and curtains wide open so everyone can see!

youngnomore Sun 22-Apr-18 00:31:31

Gin- oh it’s funny to me too grin

twizzlerite Sun 22-Apr-18 00:34:35

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Bambamber Sun 22-Apr-18 00:35:19

I've been in a few times and had an ecg. A couple of times they kept the curtains open as they wanted to be able to keep an eye on me without having to disturb me all the time

If you find it intrusive just ask them if they wouldn't mind the curtains being shut

Meopham Sun 22-Apr-18 00:36:53

If you find it intrusive just ask them if they wouldn't mind the curtains being shut
It's not the first thing that springs to mind? You sort of expect the staff to respect your privacy?

Gibraltaryousay Sun 22-Apr-18 00:37:56

Meopham, I've had an ecg before. I was completely bare chested for it. If you're dil is sitting having an ecg done with no bra/top on and everything on view you need to speak to the staff about maintaining her dignity.

Meopham Sun 22-Apr-18 00:38:25

If it's in full view of people waiting then yanbu, show patients some respect.
Exactly. You don't expect other people to see what's going on

UpstartCrow Sun 22-Apr-18 00:41:24

I had that and was topless, it was fucking horrible. YANBU.

Sparklingbrook Sun 22-Apr-18 00:41:26

Are you back home now? Is everyone ok? That's the main thing.

If you still feel stressed about it in the morning then put a complaint in.

shouldnthavesaid Sun 22-Apr-18 00:41:44

You're right - I get catheterised in A&E quite often which is (unfortunately for me) a lengthy process usually involving at least 2 nurses and a doctor due to lots of issues.

Worst time a cleaner waltzed in midway through - legs akimbo, doctor and nurse trying to feed tubing in... cleaner backed out very quickly once she realised!

The door was bloody shut on that occasion too, it wasn't even a curtain!!

SunnySkiesSleepsintheMorning Sun 22-Apr-18 00:42:18

Of course YANBU but some contrary arse will probably tell you otherwise.

Tomboytown Sun 22-Apr-18 00:46:45

Well maybe they need to pull back the curtain to see what's going on?confused

Meopham Sun 22-Apr-18 00:47:15

I was completely bare chested for it. If you're dil is sitting having an ecg done with no bra/top on and everything on view you need to speak to the staff about maintaining her dignity.
The same. She was bare chested, literally just her knickers on. Other people could see (other patients/relatives etc), with no concern. I was embarrassed that I could see!

Ginkypig Sun 22-Apr-18 00:48:22

Last time I had an ecg I was told to put on a gown which the doctor then just whipped open exposing my naked top half without warning and never closed it again so I'd feel a tad exposed if the curtains were then left open.

Meopham Sun 22-Apr-18 00:49:26

Well maybe they need to pull back the curtain to see what's going on?confused
So that everyone could see?

hazeyjane Sun 22-Apr-18 00:54:56

Well maybe they need to pull back the curtain to see what's going on?

It is possible to go into a curtained area without throwing back the curtains for everyone to see.

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