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Boost to children’s services at Stamford Hospital

More than 150 children will benefit from a boost to children's services at Stamford Hospital.

The hospital is now offering more paediatric clinics, meaning children will now be able to attend consultant appointments closer to home.

Healthcare assistant Debbie Compton with a patient (7301877)
Healthcare assistant Debbie Compton with a patient (7301877)

Expanded paediatric services include a greater number of dietary, respiratory and allergy clinics.

Anne Askew, sister for Outpatient Services at Stamford Hospital, said: “This is a much-needed addition to children’s services in South Lincolnshire and means our younger patients are able to receive care closer to home, rather than travelling to Peterborough City Hospital.”

The increase in paediatric services comes as a result of the recently-completed Stamford Hospital redevelopment project, which delivered a new outpatients department with additional rooms.

Anne added: “As part of the redevelopment project, we spruced up our outpatient areas making them more child friendly.

“The new area is brightly decorated to help ensure our younger patients have a positive experience when visiting hospital.

"There is also a selection of toys and books available for children to play with while they are waiting for their appointment.”

The hospital, run by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, will also be increasing the number of general clinics for consultant referrals that take place.

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