Maternal and Child Health Nurse
Greenville Maternal and Child Health Centre
22 March 2010
Re: Ann Bellard, age 22 months
I am writing to refer baby Ann Bellard, who has been recovering from a second degree burns of right trunk and arm, requires follow-up care and support following her discharge today.
Ann lives with her mother, Ms Christine Bellard, who is recently seperated from husband, socially isolated and looks depressed. They lives in a new housing development and have facing financial difficulties after seperation.
Baby Ann admitted to hospital on 16 March 2010 with a burn injury following accidental scalding of hot water. She was effectively managed with silvazine dressing twice daily, prophylactic antibiotic therapy along with fluid management and appropriate analgesics. Additionally her mother has been referred to hospital social worker in order to address her social issues.
In the view of the above, it is recommended to do daily dressing for baby Ann. It would be greatly appreciated, if you could asess her mother’s mental status and kindly introduce them in local supportive groups. An appointment with local financial counsellor would be beneficial for them to solve their current financial crisis.
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.