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The app has been designed to help reduce the number of children and young people who visit the emergency department but need no treatment.
The app provides access to home care plans, as well as GP and hospital clinical guidelines, for the 6 most common childhood health care conditions:
The app contains information about when and how to ask for help, along with what to expect when your child is being assessed.
Parents generally don’t want to take their children to the emergency department unless it’s absolutely necessary. But often they end up there because they are not sure what else to do.
This app gives parents more confidence in dealing with minor conditions at home.
The app takes parents through a series of questions about the symptoms their child is experiencing. The app then advises on the best course of action, whether that’s to treat at home, to make a GP appointment, or to head to the emergency department.