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CCG launches kids acute community response team


21 April 2014

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A scheme to treat sick children in the community has been launched by Warrington clinical commissioning group (CCG). 
The Paediatric Acute Response Team treats and monitors under 18s who have illnesses like fevers, diarrhoea and urinary tract infections.
Paediatric nurses from Warrington Hospital will be working with nurses from Bridgewater Community Healthcare to provide a seamless service, with support from the CCG.
After completing a six month pilot, the scheme is now taking referrals from doctors’ surgeries.

A scheme to treat sick children in the community has been launched by Warrington clinical commissioning group (CCG). 
The Paediatric Acute Response Team treats and monitors under 18s who have illnesses like fevers, diarrhoea and urinary tract infections.
Paediatric nurses from Warrington Hospital will be working with nurses from Bridgewater Community Healthcare to provide a seamless service, with support from the CCG.
After completing a six month pilot, the scheme is now taking referrals from doctors’ surgeries.
The children were referred from Warrington A&E or from GP surgeries, or they came for a check-up after being discharged from hospital.
Dr Ipsita Chatterjee, Warrington GP and clinical lead for Children and Young People for Warrington CCG: “I  am delighted that we have managed to get care closer to home for minor childhood illnesses.
“This will hopefully help and support a lot of families to look after their ill children at home without needing to attend accident and emergency department or being admitted to the hospital.”
The changes are part of Warrington CCG’s long term goal of moving health services from hospitals into the community.

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