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Assaulted and Sexual Degraded by a Physiotherapist in Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital

On January 15 2014

I was physically assaulted and negligently hurt by a senior physiotherapist in the hospital. I was sexual degraded by the same woman with her colleague not stopping the situation or saying anything.

I feel disgusting, dirty and all alone.

I reported to the hospital but their Pals team and Head of Nursing have yet to even discuss the incident with me. They have offered me no support and not even taken this officially down the complaints process. I feel used and abused.

In the same incident I came in to contact with someone else's body fluids or secretion - and they also have not done anything about the lack of infection control

I don't know what to do. Who to help

I can't sleep ... and this is making me go out of my mind.... can you advise ?

Thank you

3 Replies


First of all I would call them back pronto and tell them if you do not hear with in the next week you will have the police involved.

You have suffered greatly and for you not to have any contact from them is disgusting!

Go to your gp and tell him/her how you are feeling. Take someone with you for support.

You really need to take action now, don't let them get away with it.

Let us know how you get on.


I'm sorry you had to go through this. A physiotherapist in a hospital is someone you should be able to trust for Christ's sake! If the colleague didn't intervene and knew what was going on then you really should pursue this because chances are this has happened to others who may not have the strength to say something. If it has happened to others, maybe there have been other complaints in which case you will have a case against them.

If I were you I wouldn't waste any more time waiting for them to deal with it because it sounds unlikely that will happen, you should contact the police as soon as you can. Always go to the police in a case like this and never put it off. The sooner you tell them the stronger your case is.

Let us know if you do tell the police. I hope this creep gets what she deserves, it is so wrong to take advantage of someone like this and it infuriates me. She deserves to lose her job in my opinion.

Please let us know what happens.

Best of luck xxx



Really sorry to hear you've had to go through this on your own. Would definitely recommend you goto see your gp for some advise. Let us know how you get on :-)

Jules x


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