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Parents in Greater Manchester encouraged to ring NHS 111 to assess child's healthcare needs

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When your child is unwell, a trip to A&E seems like the safest option to ensure they are promptly treated. But often, A&E departments are overcrowded and under demand - and children could be seen more quickly and efficiently elsewhere.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has experienced a significant increase in children attending A&E departments.

They have reported an increase in attendances at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Wythenshawe Hospital, North Manchester General Hospital and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

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