"Emergency treatment for a cut to hand"

Nurse decided to dress wound with seaweed dressing (alginate), despite it bleeding profusely. Two days later when I had dressing changed I learnt that this was the wrong dressing to use as the dressing had adhered to the wound. Very painful removal. NICE site advises about dressings and " Alginate dressings ... caution is needed because blood clots can cause the dressing to adhere to the wound surface. Alginate dressings should not be used if bleeding is heavy". Hopefully lesson learnt.

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Response from Redcar Primary Care Hospital

Good afternoon Thank you for your feedback, regarding your visit to the Urgent Care Centre at Redcar Primary Care Hospital. I am sorry you have cause for concern regarding the type of dressing used to treat your wound. I should be grateful if you would contact the Patient Relations Department on 01642 854500, at your earliest convenience to discuss your concerns further and provide me with further information. Yours sincerely Mar Linda Oliver Patient Experience Co-ordinator.

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