"scarlet fever - a virus???"

About: Barnet Hospital

I went to A&E dept with my 9 yrs old daughter. I suspected Scarlet Fever as my other daughter had that a week earlier. We had to wait with other kids around us - rush and bacteria in Scarlet Fever case are contagious so poor littlepatients may get it soon... Whats more I was told by the doctor that it is 'probably' scarlet fever but it is a virus!!! how come, scarlet fever is a bacterial infection, doctors please study harder! she got peniciline next day from the gp (for 10 days) but no help at all from the hospital.... sorry, they gave her ibuprofen...

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Response from Barnet Hospital

May I start by offering my sincere and unreserved apologies for the time taken to reply to you. I am sorry and concerned to learn about your concerns regarding the treatment your daughter received whilst in the A&E Unit and I offer my sincere and unreserved apologies for the upset and inconvenience caused. I notice that your response is anonymous and, therefore, should you wish us to investigate your experience further then please do contact our Patient, Advice and Liaison Team (PALS) by email at bcfpals@nhs.net or by telephone on 0208 216 4924. Kind regards The PALS Team

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