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thismoment
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I would like to know whether you think I'm justified in complaining to my health authority about a few things which have concerned me at a recent appointment for an injection.

1) receptionist staff was a child (no joke!)
2) room was left open throughout appointment (my friend, sat in the waiting room, remarked that she could hear my entire conversation) - lack of confidentiality/ privacy.

the actual injection...
3)the area was not cleaned before the injection
4)nurse had been typing and didn't wash hands or wear gloves, but proceeded to give me injection
5)after injection blood came out, which the nurse wiped away with their uncovered, unwashed hands!

I see several areas which lack basic hygiene here and find this concerning. This could really cause problems depending what germs might or have been transmitted as a result of their lack of basic hygiene.

I think, hygiene-wise, it is the worst I can remember when I have been given an injection.

Do you think I would be justified in making an official complaint?

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Heather
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Yes, yes, and yesyesyes.

ALL of these are very sound reasons for filing a serious complaint. As well, can you use a different clinic from now on? I'd advise that if possible.

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thismoment
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What I've heard of the other clinics aren't much better regarding general doctoring. I've never had this kind of problem when having injections or having blood taken before, but perhaps I should have just stopped the nurse and asked them why they weren't doing it properly? I shouldn't blame myself though.

I'm in the UK so for me it's the NHS which is patchy all round.

I will be making an official, written complaint anyway. You've confirmed what I thought!

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