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About: Booth Hall Hospital / Paediatrics

(as the patient),

My baby burned himself on his face with some hair straightners. We took him to Booth Hall hospital and they looked at him, gave us advice and said if he develops a rash it may mean the wound is infected - come back and let us inspect it.

After a few days he developed a rash so I took him back to the outpatient clinic, without an appointment.

We waited for about 40 minutes for a junior doctor in a pleasant airy waiting room with enough toys to keep him happy. She thought the rash did not like the sort of rash they were expecting, and said we could wait a couple of hours to see a more senior doctor if we liked, but she would prescribe some antibiotics and recommended we try them and see how he got on.

So we went home with our antibiotics - after having some lunch in the hospital canteen - and the baby is doing fine.

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