During the past few months, COVID-19 has meant many changes have been needed to allow care to be delivered safely. This has meant many children waiting for surgery or tests needed to make them feel better or prevent their condition getting worse.
The Royal College for Paediatrics and Child Health has produced information for parents/carers
To summarise, it is important that your child has their operation, however it is equally important that you feel safe to bring your child into hospital. A number of measures have been put into place to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission in hospital.
During your child’s stay, all staff will follow infection control measures, including wearing masks. Sometimes they may wear visors, gloves, hoods or surgical gowns. This is to help to protect all patients, visitors and staff.
We want your child to be prepared for coming into hospital at this time. Edinburgh Children's Charity have produced a very good video for explaining Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to children.
Video created by Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity