Messages highlight where parents can seek advice and when a visit to a GP is necessary
The short clips will see City’s first team stars offer NHS approved advice on conditions such as fever and head injuries. They will highlight what parents should do in certain situations and also clearly signpost when a trip to the GP or emergency department is necessary.
Attendances at emergency departments across the country, including at Leicester Royal Infirmary, are rising and many of these presentations are with conditions which could be managed at home or by a GP.
Prof Damian Roland, Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant, said: “We appreciate it is scary when your child is unwell or injured, but an emergency department is not always to best place to seek help and can leave parents with a lengthy wait, that could be avoided.
“Being able to manage some common illnesses at home or understand when you should see a GP will help you to avoid long waits for minor illnesses and injuries this winter.”
Leicester City captain, Jonny Evans, said: “It’s important for parents to understand when a visit to the emergency department is and isn’t necessary, and hopefully this partnership, with the players’ involvement, will help with that.
“As a parent myself I understand the worry when your child is unwell, but it’s vital we support the amazing staff at emergency departments across Leicester and only take our children there if it is absolutely necessary.”
The clips will be displayed on matchdays at King Power Stadium and on the Club’s social media channels.