COVID-19 presented unique challenges in preparing our stand-alone children’s emergency department for the pandemic and has demonstrated well the paediatric adage, ‘children aren’t little adults’.
- paediatrics, paediatric emergency medicine
- infectious diseases, viral
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Handling editor Edward Carlton
Collaborators Paul Franklin and James Allbones, Informatics Department, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
Contributors All authors contributed to the changes made in the emergency department during the pandemic, listed in alphabetical order. CB and JA drafted the article.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Not required.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.