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Stafford's County Hospital minor injury unit treats over 280 children in two weeks

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More than 280 children have been treated at County Hospital's minor injury unit in just over a fortnight.

The department, which caters for a range of injuries from broken bones to sprains in under-16s, was reinstated on Monday October 10, after emergency services were suspended in late August due to concerns over clinical safety.

An average of 19 people a day have attended the unit while 16 and 17 year olds have had the choice of being seem in the main adult A&E.

Dr Ann Marie Morris, emergency medicine consultant and clinical director, said: "The unit has been running now for over two weeks and we're pleased with the response from both patients and parents.

"We have treated nearly 300 patients."

The opening comes as more than 6,700 people have signed a petition, led by the Express & Star, demanding the A&E department is fully reopened.

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