A&E is open for urgent and emergency care

A&E is open for urgent and emergency care

A&E is open for urgent and emergency care

3rd Apr 2020

“Even though we are playing our part in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, our A&E Department is still open for urgent and emergency care. During the pandemic, your child could still need medical help for other conditions. If you feel you or your child are too unwell to stay at home or may have another condition that requires urgent care, please contact NHS111 who will advise you on what to do. If you do need urgent or emergency care, our A&E Department is still open and available to you.” Nicki Murdock, Associate Medical Director  

If your child is unwell with any medical condition, please contact your GP or NHS111 for advice.  

Please call 999 or go to A&E if your child has a fever and:

  • has a stiff neck
  • has a rash that does not fade when you press a glass against it
  • is bothered by light
  • has a fit (febrile seizure) for the first time (they cannot stop shaking)
  • has unusually cold hands and feet
  • has pale, blotchy, blue or grey skin
  • has a weak, high-pitched cry that's not like their normal cry
  • is drowsy and hard to wake
  • finds it hard to breathe and sucks their stomach in under their ribs
  • has a soft spot on their head that curves outwards (bulging fontanelle)

Remember If you think your child may have coronavirus please do not come to the hospital. Visit NHS111 online coronavirus service. They can tell you if your child needs medical help and advise you on what to do. For symptoms of coronavirus click here.

 

 

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