If your child needs to stay in hospital

If your child needs to stay in hospital

Your child may need to stay in hospital for more tests or treatment, or for observation, and your healthcare professional should explain the reasons for this to you.

When deciding whether your child should stay in hospital, your healthcare professional should take other factors into account as well as your child's health. These include:

  • other illnesses that your child or other family members may have

  • your knowledge of your child's health and how worried you are about their condition

  • any recent contact that your child has had with people who have a serious infection

  • your family's circumstances (for example, your ability to travel to the hospital)

  • any recent travel abroad

  • your previous experience of fever and feverish illness

  • the length of time that your child has had a fever.

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