Dewsbury and District Hospital’s new facility for children

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A new unit at Dewsbury and District Hospital will mean poorly children can return home more quickly.

The eight-bedded Children’s Assessment Unit, which opens on Monday, August 11, will ensure youngsters are treated faster. The 24-hour facility will take over assessments of young patients which are currently carried out on the Children’s Ward.

Stephen Eames, chief executive of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “This unit offers a real improvement for young patients and families in North Kirklees. It will help us see and treat sick or injured children quicker meaning more children will be able to go home without needing to stay overnight in hospital.”

at the unit: Play specialist Sarah Seymour (left), mum Hayley Brown and daughters Laila, 10, and Kyla, 6.

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