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 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
We have been preparing and have processes in place to minimise risk to children, families and staff of passing on COVID-19 while in the hospital and so some things will be different. We ask you to respect the changes we have made.
This includes that only one parent/carer should accompany a child to A&E and, where possible, no children (other than the patient).
Please be mindful we are focusing as always on delivering emergency care so if your child does not have symptoms in the red/amber sections below, please consider alternative options. For more information and advice contact www.nhs.uk or visit www.111.nhs.uk