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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