Call your GP or NHS 111 if your child:
- is generally feeling unwell and has a temperature
- has a stomach upset
- has a skin rash
Your first point of contact should always be your GP who can offer advice and treatment and, where necessary, refer you to other more appropriate services.
This could include the short-stay paediatric assessment unit (SSPAU) at the Friarage Hospital or if your child needs to be admitted to hospital, they will be directed to The James Cook University Hospital, Darlington Memorial Hospital or another hospital depending on where they live.
If your GP surgery is closed, parents and carers should contact NHS 111, who will assess your child and direct you to the local service that can help the best.