It can be extremely stressful when your child is unwell. Not only is it hard to find reliable information, it is often difficult to know if your child needs to be seen by a healthcare professional, and if so, how urgently.
The resources on the Healthier Together website have been developed by healthcare professionals from across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. You'll find clear information on common childhood illnesses, including advice on what 'red-flag' signs to look out for, what you should do to keep your child comfortable, how long your child's symptoms are likely to last and where to seek help.
We have actively listened to the views of parents/carers accessing the service as well as the healthcare professionals delivering urgent care paediatric services. By working together we aim to improve how care is delivered to children and young people in Wessex.