Numb and Numb-er

Client: The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastics, Mr Nicholas Wilson Jones and Richard Thomson

Purpose: Local anaesthetics are safer, cheaper, they save time for the family and the hospital.  Many children are scared of being awake during an operation in case it is painful, they have no idea what will happen or what it will be like.  This film shows the procedure and normalises the process and make it less scary. 

Outcome: The film helps children having a simple operation in the hospital to make an informed decision about whether to have a local or general anaesthetic. 

Feedback: “we have seen a young lad today, who has had a very tricky time and complex operation in childhood who needs a minor revision of the scar.  He  was averse to any revision under a local anaesthetic until he saw your wonderful film and instantly changed his mind.  We are now going to go ahead under a local.” Mr Nicholas Wilson Jones, MB BCh, MSc, MRCS(Ed), FRCS(Plast) Consultant Paediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon