"Failure to inform us to make child nil by mouth..."
About: Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington Memorial Hospital Darlington DL3 6HX
Posted by Anonymous
After attending A&E for our 18 month old after a facial laceration, we were referred to Durham to an appointment with Plastics the next day at 10:30am for what we thought was going to involve the laceration being glued. Personally this in itself was disappointing because surely a facial laceration should be dealt with as soon as possible!
We then attended Durham the next day & asked if we had any paperwork, which we didn't. Then after a consultation with the plastics surgeon we were informed our son would need general anesthetic and stitches. However, we weren't infromed that this was a possibility and to keep him nil by mouth just incase. So, we are now waiting yet another 24 hours for our sons face to be stitched up. I am absolutely fuming that an 18 month old has been left with an open wound on the face for 48 hours with just a dressing over the top!
No doubt the scar that he will have will be worse than it would have been if he was seen to straight away!