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Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

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Visiting restrictions still in place at Alder Hey

We would like to remind all visitors that restrictions are still in place at Alder Hey. In line with NHS guidance, as a hospital we will continue to ask our visitors and our staff to maintain a two-metre social distance until further notice, alongside other measures such as regularly washing hands and wearing a face...

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Urgent notice to all parents

We have seen a big increase in children and young people attending the Emergency Department asking to be tested for COVID19. Please note we are only testing children and young people who are  being admitted to Alder Hey. Anyone else requiring a COVID19  test will need to follow guidance on the government website. The main...

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Back to school resources for parents and children

We know that for many, the thought of your child going back to school after months of being at home will be worrying. You may have concerns about what your child’s school day will look like in September and how they will cope with any changes, or you might be worried about how your son...

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Alder Hey Crisis Care service offers 24 hour support

Alder Hey’s CAMHS Crisis Care service continues to offer 24 hour support to children and young people who are in mental health crisis. If you, or someone you care for, in Liverpool or Sefton, in under 18 and having mental health crisis, please call our CAMHS Crisis Care line:  0151 293 3577 For more information...

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*Updated Alder Hey visiting procedures and 2m social distancing*

The Government recently announced an easing of lockdown restrictions, to come into effect from 4th July, which includes allowing people to keep a social distance of ‘one metre plus’, where it is not possible to stay two metres apart. In line with NHSE guidance, as a hospital we will continue to ask our visitors and...

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Wearing a Cloth Face Covering During Your Visit

From Monday 15th June, in line with government guidance we are asking that all Alder Hey outpatients and visitors wear a cloth face covering. This does not include children under the age of two years old or anyone with respiratory or developmental conditions. From Monday 15th June, in line with government guidance we are asking...

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New cloth face covering at Alder Hey

The best way to reduce the spread of Covid-19 is to practice safe social distancing, wherever possible. However, sometimes it can be hard to stay away from other people, and cloth face coverings can help provide some protection for others you come into contact with. That is why we have introduced our new cloth face...

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A&E is still available and open for urgent care

Our A&E is very much open for illness and injury. If your child has an urgent need or you are concerned, we would encourage you to use our A&E. Here is Alder Hey A&E consultant, Bimal, to explain more: “Even though we are playing our part in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, our A&E Department...

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NHS services over Early May Bank Holiday – Friday 8 May 2020

Everyone should stay home in line with government guidance. If you or someone you live with has coronavirus symptoms (high temperature and / or a new continuous cough): Stay at home. If your symptoms worsen or you feel that you cannot manage at home, please refer to the NHS111 online coronavirus service. Please do not...

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Meet Carl, one of our Mental Health Practitioners

My name is Carl Dutton and I work for Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust for FRESH CAMHS. I have worked in Liverpool now for 17 years, and previously co-ordinated a specific service across schools in Liverpool for Asylum and Refugee Seeking Children and Families called the ‘Haven Project’. I am a mental health nurse...

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Staying in touch

We have launched a new Family Support Messaging Service to allow our children and young people to keep in in touch with their families. The Service will see a team of Alder Hey staff and volunteers on hand to deliver computer tablets compatible with Skype to allow for recorded or live video calling between our...

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Reduced hospital access

To ensure the upmost standards of safety for our patients, families, and staff, we are continuing to introduce measures to allow safe social distancing and reduce the amount of people coming onto the hospital site. Last week, in line with other hospitals, we introduced new visiting arrangements in order to protect patients, staff and other...

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