"infected iv infusion site"

About: Royal Stoke University Hospital

(as the patient),

my mum was addmitted sat eving with infected stomach ulcer. she went to ward 101 where she had a needle in the back of her hand so she could have a drip - it came out mon morning and had a realy sore and swollen hand we found out next day after a sleepless night that it was infected and she is now on 500 mg of antibiotics 4 times a day. we belive it was a dirty uncovred needle that did this.

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