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Children and young people aged 17 and under who have a minor injury reminded about a clinic in North Tyneside

Tuesday, 25 November, 2014
Children and young people aged 17 and under who have a minor injury reminded about a clinic in North Tyneside

With the colder weather upon us, the local NHS is reminding parents and carers of children and young people aged 17 and under who suffer a minor injury they can receive treatment at a clinic in North Tyneside.

Instead of going to hospital children and young people who have a minor injury can be treated in the community at Shiremoor Health Resource Centre.

The centre based on Earsdon Road, Shiremoor, North Tyneside, is open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm – last patient seen at 5.30 – not including bank holidays, and is run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Children and young people aged 17 and under with a minor injury can just walk in. Adults are not treated at this service.

Injuries which can be treated include new wounds, cuts and grazes, minor burns and scalds, insect or animal bites, minor head injuries, sprains and strains. The patient is seen and treated appropriately, however if further treatment is required the patient is referred on & could be referred to their GP, Accident and Emergency, x-ray or more specialist services.

Krysia Askew, paediatric nurse practitioner, said: “The minor injury clinic provides an excellent service for children and young people in North Tyneside. Not only is it helping to meet the urgent care needs of patients in the borough by providing the right clinical skill at the right time and in the right place but it is also making people feel much more at ease as they can be treated close to their home”.

“The clinic means that people do not have to go to hospital – unless of course that is clinically the right place for them to be treated – and can be treated quickly and efficiently for a range of minor injuries.”

For more information on the minor injury service please telephone 0191 297 9000.

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