280 children treated at Minor Injuries Unit at Stafford's County Hospital

280 youngsters have been seen at the Minor Injuries Unit for under-16s at Stafford's County Hospital since it opened just over two weeks ago.

It started seeing patients on 10th October, after children's A&E was suspended in August over safety concerns.

Dr Ann Marie Morris, Emergency Medicine Consultant and Clinical Director, said: "The Unit has been up and running now for over two weeks and we're pleased with the response from both patients and parents.

"We have treated nearly 300 patients on the Unit already and the staff have adapted well to the new arrangements with the rotation between County Hospital and Royal Stoke University Hospital helping the team develop their skills having had wider exposure at Royal Stoke.

"I would also like to thank the public for taking on board our messages about the type of injuries that can be seen on the Unit. However a very small number of children with illnesses which we can't currently treat here are turning up. The Minor Injuries Unit is for minor injuries only."

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is carrying a full review of Children's Emergency Services at County Hospital, and residents are being asked to have their say through an online survey.

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