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Paediatricians of NI looking to the future

posted 9 Nov 2013, 00:54 by Damian Wood   [ updated 9 Nov 2013, 01:14 ]
Following the Children's Commissioner of NI call last year to end the scandal of children treated on adult wards there has been much work done to develop a three year plan for all paediatric units across NI to admit young people up to their 16th birthday and the new Belfast Children's Hospital will care for young people up to the age of 18yrs. At a meeting in Antrim between child health professionals, commissioners and public health specialists from across NI YPHSIG convenor Janet McDonagh, supported by Damian Wood and Becky Sands, shared learning from the development of adolescent medicine and young people's health in the UK over the last 10 years. The YPHSIG have been asked to provide some training for NI paediatricians in adolescent health over the next year. We are looking forward to working closely with our colleagues in NI to ensure young people's voices are heard and their needs met as services meet the challenge of the proposed changes.
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