About: Pontefract General Infirmary

I had to take my little one to A N E because id thought he had broke his nose the nurse that i saw first was really nice then i had to sit and wait for 2 hours to see a doctors ( which is understable if it is busy ) unfortunately my little one wasnt very impressed and was having a tantrem when the doctors called for us due to being hungry and tired and just fed up ( and it was extremely hot ) . When i went into see the doctor they didnt seem very impressed that my little one wasnt in a good mood and kept telling him to stop it and that he wsnt have none of that. The doctor asked me to strip him down to his nappy so they could check the rest of him . So he was kicking about and playing up so i had to hold him down to so the doctor could check him over . But when the doctor felt it necessary to raise their hand like they were going to smack him then fetch their hand back down and just tap him on the top of the leg is totally disgusting. The doctor has no right to do that at all. In the doctors line of work they should be more understanding that children get restless and fed up. For the doctor to do what they did is disgraceful and i will be making a full complaint and would not use the A&E if it wasnt the closest one to me. I am absolutely appalled at what happened to my son.

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Response from Pontefract General Infirmary

we would be pleased to arange for this matter to be investigated if the family would like to contact us directly.

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