Children and Young People’s Surgical Day Unit
This information leaflet provides you with advice and guidance once your child is safe to be discharged home following a procedure.
What to expect after you have had the treatment
- You may feel feverish and have pain or discomfort, you can take paracetamol for this.
- You may get some swelling and bruising; this subsides on its own.
- You will see puncture marks from the needle which is very tiny; these do not need any dressings.
- You can shower as normal; if you get the area wet you can pat it dry.
- You may see some brownish discolouration over the area we treated; this could be from bleomycin itself. This tends to fade but may remain light coloured for a long time.
- You will receive an appointment for plastic dressing clinic in 6 to 8 weeks’ time as this is the expected response time to the treatment.
If you are worried and its not urgent you can contact our secretaries on 01642 854216 and we will make arrangements to see you earlier.
Future hospital admissions
If you are admitted to hospital for another anaesthetic (non-bleomycin) or oxygen therapy please inform the doctors looking after you that you have been treated with bleomycin. If they have any questions, they can contact plastic surgery on call.
Who can I contact for advice?
- Children and Young People’s Surgical Day Unit
Telephone: 01642 854927 (Monday to Friday, 7.30am until 19.00pm).
Email: [email protected]
- Ward 22
Telephone: 01642 854522 (24 hours).
Outside office hours in an emergency
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.