Dr Obonna's Surgery

Southwick Health Centre, The Green, Sunderland, SR5 2LT

Chaperone Service

A chaperone is a person who is present as well as the person who is examining you. All patients (male and female) are entitled to have a chaperone present when an intimate examination or procedure will take place. Usually the chaperone would be a member of staff. In appropriate circumstances, a family member may act as chaperone.

Sometimes the Health Care Professional may request a chaperone themselves.