A hospital has expressed regret to a woman with

A hospital has expressed regret to a woman with HIV  after dismissing her surgery twice while it falsely believed it would then have to deep clean the theatre. Southmead Hospital in Bristol said it was “truly sorry” after postponing her operations “ due to emergency patients in greater need at the time.”

It revised its policy after HIV charity Brigstowe said it was “ discriminatory”. The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, said she realized “ dirty, humiliated and angry.”

She said it turned her “embarrassed to be an HIV positive woman” but the consequence was “ a step in the right direction, professionals should not discriminate unnecessarily”.

Aled Osborne, from Brigstowe , said the woman has been booked in for routine surgery and had been put “last on the list ”.

He said she had questioned why her operation  had been dismissed for a second time and was told it was because she was HIV positive.

Mr. Osborne said she communicated the charity for advice and it planned to receive the issue further with North Bristol NHS Trust.

He said the initial response of the rust was that after operation on patients living with HIV “ the theatre required a deeper clean, and being put last on the list would not disrupt further surgeries throughout the course of the day”.

He said  , “last on the list could be classed as discrimination because you’re treating a patient less favourably ”. He claimed the charity provided modified information and the trust was “really quick to react” and revised its policy.

North Bristol NHS Trust said the “misunderstanding came to light after a patient living with HIV was intentionally scheduled to accept surgery at the end of the day”.

after dismissing her surgery twice while it falsely believed it would then have to deep clean the theatre. Southmead Hospital in Bristol said it was “truly sorry” after postponing her operations “ due to emergency patients in greater need at the time.”

It revised its policy after HIV charity Brigstowe said  it was “ discriminatory”. The woman , who wants to remain anonymous, said she realized “ dirty, humiliated and angry.”

She said it turned her “embarrassed to be an HIV positive woman” but the consequence was “ a step in the right direction, professionals should not discriminate unnecessarily”.

Aled Osborne, from Brigstowe , said the woman has been booked in for routine surgery and had been put “last on the list ”.

He said she had questioned why her operation  had been dismissed for a second time and was told it was because she was HIV positive.

Mr. Osborne said she communicated the charity for advice and it planned to receive the issue further with North Bristol NHS Trust.

He said the initial response of the rust was that after operation on patients living with HIV “ the theatre required a deeper clean, and being put last on the list would not disrupt further surgeries throughout the course of the day”.

He said  , “last on the list could be classed as discrimination because you’re treating a patient less favourably ”. He claimed the charity provided modified information and the trust was “really quick to react” and revised its policy.

North Bristol NHS Trust said the “misunderstanding came to light after a patient living with HIV was intentionally scheduled to accept surgery at the end of the day”.

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