A few tips
Children may experience the A&E Department as threatening or scary. That is why we would like to give you a few tips:
- Be honest! Tell your child the truth. For example, if the child has to be stitched up, do not say that it will not hurt.
- Tell your child why you are going to the A&E.
- Stay as calm as you can.
Children are always accompanied by a responsible adult. This adult is responsible for supervising the child at all times. If the child is not accompanied by a responsible adult, the supervising emergency zone nurse will supervise the child until the arrival of a responsible adult.
Life-threatening or very urgent cases are always given priority. Because of this, you may have to wait a while. We ask for your understanding.