"plaster cast removal"

About: Cumberland Infirmary

My son broke his fingers a month ago, the care by the hospital staff has been excellent throughout.

Just a minor critisism: on the removal of his cast with the circular saw he wasn't told that it wouldn't cut flesh, this should be done as a matter of course with children. It would be helpful if this was fed back to the plaster room.

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Response from Cumberland Infirmary

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about your son's experience in the hospital. I was really pleased to hear of the excellent care he has received. I am very sorry about the poor communication when removing his plaster cast and I have as requested passed your comments to the Matron for the area for discussion with the plaster room staff.

I do hope your son has recovered well and thank you once again for taking the time to share your experience.


North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

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