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Right Arrow Children’s A&E marks 10th anniversary
03 October 2014 at 11:56

Children’s specialists are celebrating 10 years of care-giving at Ormskirk and District General Hospital on Saturday 11th October.

The paediatric accident and emergency unit, which opened in 2004, is holding an open day to mark the anniversary between midday and 4pm.

Among the attractions is the opportunity for children – and adults who want – to bring along their teddy bear for check up.

The unit saw more than 23,000 children last year aged from soon after birth to their 16th birthday.

Senior sister Linda Connolly said: “We have had 10 very happy years at Ormskirk and the unit has become a much-loved part of the hospital.

“The open day is an opportunity to celebrate with the community and show off the health care services we have to offer here.”

Among the clinical teams represented at the open day will be accident and emergency; the children’s ward; children’s outpatients; the play specialists; the special care baby unit; the children’s community nursing outreach team; the paediatric diabetes team; and the paediatric blood clinic.

Picture shows Health Care Assistant Lisa Critchley and Dr Prakash Nathani prepare open day

Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494
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Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across Sefton and West Lancashire. The Trust has a budget of £186m and employs 3,600 staff. In 2013/14, we saw 248,102 outpatients; treated 61,096 inpatients; made 305,750 community care contacts outside hospital; supported the birth of 2,766 babies; and attended to 95,146 urgent care cases.