Child Appointments

Call 999 or go to your local A&E if your child is experiencing any of the following

Severe breathing difficulties - fast breathing with muscle movement under the rib cage and between the ribs, lips turned blue, choking, unable to speak (older children), or grunting (babies)

Severe drowsiness - unconscious or unaware of what is happening around them or unable to wake them up

Severe infections - feverish illness, with a rash that does not fade when you press it or cold, mottled/pale skin

Has had their first fit

Heavy bleeding that won't stop - uncontrollable bleeding from any part of their body

Severe injuries - including deep cuts after a serious accident

Poisoning - they have swallowed something they should not have (medicines, batteries, household chemicals)

Health visitor text messaging service

Supporting parents, carers & families of under 5’s

Run by local health visitors who have a wealth of experience of working with mums and dads-to-be, babies, toddlers & young children 

Able to support with questions from parents, carers and families relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues including:

  • crying babies
  • infant feeding
  • starting baby on solid foods
  • sleep & behaviour problems
  • signposting to appropriate services & other support

Text the dedicated number 07520 615720

The messages are then delivered to a secure website & a health visitor will be able to provide a response to the text

When should I worry

Please look at the 'When Should I Worry' menu options. You will be presented various conditions

Depending on your childs symptoms & sign you will be guided if they are classed as red, amber or green:

Red = You need urgent help, go to the nearest Hospital Emergency (A&E) Department or phone 999

Amber = To contact us on 0118 981 4166, stating amber flag. A GP will then call you back. Or call NHS 111

Green = Continue providing your child’s care at home. If you are still concerned about your child, call us on 0118 981 4166, stating green flag or call NHS 111