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Hospital Gowns

TheBoys
TheBoys
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I m sick to death of hospital gowns.

I get x rays for chest twice a year and have changed hospital. Its either put on this gown or take your shirt off ( no metals , just plain t shirts)

This week i have a Barium fluoroscopy and it ll be the same battle

I m fed up seeing people like me degraded in front of other patients and visitors

Ever feel like the UK NHS is odd? There is no dignity in all of this. The net effect is my blood pressure rises and / or I wont have the treatment.

I do have issues due to scarring and weight.

Is this a bug bear for anyone else?

Paul

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Cirkdone

I must admit that I am no fan of hospital gowns (at least as used in the UK). I can never tie the strings behind my back. However I've always had a private changing room and never had to walk far from there to the relevent treatment point - usually without other patients around (and certainly never of the other gender).

The worst time has always been when as an in-patient, but more often than not it is possible after a few days to wear one's own clothes - even for x-rays - only MRI is (necessarily) strict on gown only.

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TheBoys
TheBoys
in reply to Cirkdone

I had a private back.scan in a sit down open mri and i had surgical scrubs on, top and bottom.. Much better.

Last week picked my brother up at a new hospital near Enfield and went ballistic at the sight of several.people uncomfortable in a cramped waiting area. I got him two gowns and snapped at the coordination person there over dignity.

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Cirkdone
Cirkdone
in reply to TheBoys

Except when an in-patient and already in a gown, I've never had to change into a gown until just before my procedure. I've never, ever, had to sit around in it in a waiting area. I agree that it is not right for anyone to have to do that.

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