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My brother who is diabetic type 1 is currently in dene

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my brother who is diabetic type 1 is currently in dene hospital in Surrey and urgently needs to get his toe nails cut, the waiting time is long, are there any private people who can visit the hospital that I can arrange myself ?
thank you
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  The Physician replied 7 months ago.
What is the waiting time?
Is there anything specifically wrong with the toes except for regular foot care?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
3 weeks
Nothing wrong but needs to start walking again as had a knee operation and toes are too long and digging into his skin
Expert:  The Physician replied 7 months ago.
Do you mean waiting time for a podiatrist?
Call the hospital and ask if they can allow a private podiatrist to visit
Expert:  The Physician replied 7 months ago.
Otherwise you could get large nail clips to at least reduce the nails to a point ( not close to nail bed)
Expert:  The Physician replied 7 months ago.
Or also find a local nail technician to visit
Once it is within family visiting time, I do not think the hospital will object
In my hospital there are volunteers who generally do these
Anyway within medical considerations it will not do any harm to just cut down the nails to reasonable length to enable him move without pain until the Podiatrist do a complete foot care
Expert:  The Physician replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  The Physician replied 7 months ago.
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