Emergency Department and Minor Injury Unit
You have been given this information because you have been referred to the plastics dressing clinic.
Some wounds require a specialist to explore them and exclude injury to nerves and tendons. Others are at risk of infection, or are cosmetically sensitive. To allow these wounds to be cared for with more time you are being brought back as a Day Case.
You should not:
- Eat any food from 02.00am
– This includes chewing gum and sweets
– Fizzy drinks, such as coke, are included in this advice
– Tea or coffee with milk should be avoided
- Drink anything from 06.00am
– You may have water or weak diluting juice prior to this.
- Keep your wound dry and not remove the bandage
- Inform the staff if you have had any issues with general anaesthetic previously
- Inform staff of any allergies you may have
You need to attend the plastics dressing clinic on ward 35 at 8.00am
Please enter via the South Entrance and take the lift to the second floor.
If you have any queries regarding your appointment please contact:
Ward 35 on 01642 854535
If needed, painkiller options include the following:
Paracetamol is usually recommended for painful sprains or strains.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) relieve pain and may also limit inflammation and swelling. You can buy some types (for example, ibuprofen) at pharmacies, without a prescription either topically as a cream, or as tablets. You should check the medication advice leaflet to ensure you are safe to take these as some patients with asthma or stomach ulcers may not be able to.
- The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW
Telephone: 01642 850850
- The Friarage, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1JG
Telephone: 01609 779911
- Redcar Primary Care Hospital, West Dyke Road, Redcar, TS10 4NW
Telephone: 01642 511000
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like your feedback. If you wish to share your experience about your care and treatment or on behalf of a patient, please contact The Patient Experience Department who will advise you on how best to do this.
This service is based at The James Cook University Hospital but also covers the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, our community hospitals and community health services.