Children’s A&E services to change

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The Communications team from South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Trust has provided some information and asked schools to share this.

From Wednesday 4 August, children’s A&E services at South Tyneside District Hospital will change to South Tyneside Urgent Care for Children.

This is a new nurse-led service open from 8am-10pm, 7 days a week.

The expert children’s nursing team at South Tyneside District Hospital will continue treat children from birth up to 16 years for a range of injuries and illnesses which are urgent but not life threatening.

For example:

  • Broken bones
  • Children who have breathing problems such as asthma
  • Common childhood infections in the chest, ears or throat
  • Children who are being sick or have diarrhoea
  • Cuts and open wounds that need closing
  • Minor burns
  • Minor bumps or head injuries
  • Sprained ankles or strained muscles.

If you are worried about your child you should call NHS111 for urgent medical advice. In a life threatening emergency call 999.

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Find out more here: https://bit.ly/3y9h0s0

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