Our staff featured on ITV news yesterday to reassure worried parents we are ready and well prepared to give urgent medical care safely.
It comes as patient numbers in the children’s clinic have fallen by around 60%.
ITV spent a number of days last week in our Children’s Unit to see how we are making sure we can treat children safely and effectively during the coronavirus outbreak.
From drive through blood tests and online consultations we are introducing innovative ways to reduce stress and worry for parents.
Our Paediatric Neurologist Dr Christian De Goede described how by using digital consultations we can provide advice to families without them leaving their homes, cutting down on unnecessary trips to the hospital.
When children do have to visit hospital we have set up new measures including green zones and drive-through testing. Nicola Entwistle from our Paediatric department was featured on the news to highlight how testing in this way is helping us to manage patient’s ongoing health needs during this time, helping to ease their worries, and how creative and adaptable our staff are. We are only the second hospital in the country to introduce this new way of working.
Jo Connolly, Division Nursing Director, helped to describe to a wide TV audience across the northwest and Granada region, how we are using innovative solutions to keep children safe in our hospital. It was a fantastic opportunity to reinforce the message that we are ready, we are prepared.
You can watch this great feature on the ITV website here