News

Bundaberg woman left fully exposed after going for x-ray

Robyn Paton-Pires was shocked by the disposable see-through gown provided to her when she went in for an x-ray. Photo Contributed
Robyn Paton-Pires was shocked by the disposable see-through gown provided to her when she went in for an x-ray. Photo Contributed Contributed

EMBARRASSED and rattled are the feelings Bundaberg woman Robyn Paton-Pires felt after a recent medical check.

Ms Paton-Pires said she had gone to have her regular chest x-ray and echocardiogram at Bundaberg Medical Imaging, located inside The Friendlies Society Private Hospital, on Monday morning when she was asked to change into one of the medical gowns to have her procedure.

"The gentleman ushered me into the waiting room area and told me to take off my top and bra and to put on the gown with the opening at the back," she said.

"Upon doing so, I immediately noticed in the mirror that it was completely see through.

"I was embarrassed and to make things worse, the technician was a male."

The 69-year-old advised staff and asked to remain in the room away from the public view for her appointment.

"I felt very rattled in the whole situation because of the gowns," Ms Paton-Pires said.

"Now I believe no-one should have to sit in a public waiting area where everyone can see your private parts."

She said after her procedure she notified staff about the see through nature of the gown and one of the staff members said she had seen that the gowns were see through.

"I saw a women walk through the area and you could see everything," she said

"I was so rattled by it all I wrote an email to I-MED but feel their response was not satisfactory.

"I want the public to know and they have a right to be informed and I hope they agree with me."

The NewsMail contacted I-MED regarding the gowns provided at Bundaberg Medical Imaging centre. A communications manager, Sarah Newlove, said the gowns were used across 180 I-MED clinics in Australia.

"Patients at Bundaberg Medical Imaging are often provided with a disposable gown to wear as their regular clothes can be obstructive during a medical imaging procedure," she said.

"At Bundaberg Medical Imaging and the I-MED Network we follow strict infection control and hygiene procedures. Disposable gowns keep our staff and patients safe during a procedure and also ensure we are able to get the highest quality medical images.

"Our team in Bundaberg are reviewing the gowns they have been provided and will remove any sub-standard gowns."

Ms Paton-Pires said the response was disappointing and she was still not happy.

"It seems the public's inconvenience and embarrassment is of no concern to them," she said.

"They need more respect, especially the staff that could see the gowns were see through and did nothing."

Ms Newlove said patients with concerns about an experience they have had could contact the customer care team on 1800 299 539 for further assistance.

Topics:  naked



Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

A CITY drenched in culture, Brisbane is again flaunting an arts and culture events calendar fit for a queen.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Insider’s guide to the best rooftop bars

Eleven Rooftop Bar is one to put on your hit list.

SEE the world from a different perspective...

Where to get your hands on the best wings

Try out these bad boys at Buffalo Bar.

IS THERE anything better than a wicked bowl of chicken wings? Nope.

Takalvans owner says proposed laws will hurt small business

FAIR GO: Takalvans owner Dale Rethamel is relieved the government will exempt the caravan industry from Sunday trade under new reforms.

Caravan retailers don't want Sunday trade

Hundreds sign petition against national park road

The petition against the road through Deepwater National Park has attracted support.

593 against upgraded road through Deepwater National Park

Local Partners

Baywatch: Lifeguards with model looks return for 'filthy fun'

TWO chiselled men emerge from the surf. One looks like a god. The other, well, he's gasping for air and doesn't realise there's a jellyfish on his chest.

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

US model Bella Hadid attends the Cinema Against AIDS amfAR gala 2017 held at the Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France, 25 May 2017.

It’s like she’s become addicted to shock value.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

Fans want to stay in the hotel room where Chris Cornell died

Star Wars' 1977 Stormtrooper head banger confesses

A Stormtrooper is responsible for the biggest blunder in a Star Wars movie. Picture: Supplied

Man in most famous blooper in Star Wars history breaks silence

Lyn's knock-out show gets her to next round on The Voice

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: Lyn Bowtell is through to the battle rounds on The Voice.

'It was bitter sweet to win like that'

Is this the talent you get when you limit electronics?

Cassidy Kilburn in the Get the Beat International Dance Competition.

Cassidy, 11, preparing for national dance championships

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!