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Children’s A&E marks 10th anniversary

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

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.

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