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Dickson Promotes Paediatric Symptom Checker to Parents & Guardians




East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, has welcomed the launch of the Paediatric Symptom checker, an online tool to provide trusted advice to parents helping them to make informed decisions about their children’s health.


Developed by HSC Paediatric Emergency and General Paediatric Team, in consultation with Alder Hey Hospital and the Healthier Together Programme, the Symptom Checker details the symptoms, regularly seen in the Emergency Department at Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.


The online platform is easy to use, informative and provides high quality advice for parents or guardians to consider when their child becomes unwell. This ranges from coughs and colds through to burns and symptoms that are much more serious.


Mr Dickson said: “This is an excellent initiative, providing parents and guardians with a quick and easy triage system to ensure they get the advice they need, when they need it.


“My thanks go out to all those involved in building this tool, which will inevitably become a key resource for parents across Northern Ireland in safeguarding our children’s health and wellbeing”.


For more info, and to access the Symptom Checker, click here: https://belfasttrust.hscni.net/hospitals/childrens/childrens-symptom-checker/


To watch an intro video from Dr Collins explaining the Symptom Checker, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlcrAXyF3Ak

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