Statement from ESPNIC Presidents regarding COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Colleagues,
 
The COVID-19 outbreak is bringing major uncertainty and societal consequences, which represent a significant challenge for all healthcare professionals.
Although the impact of COVID-19 infections seems limited in infants and school-aged children, it is significantly impacting healthcare organisations and will undoubtedly affect the care of children admitted in our units for other conditions.
Nevertheless, while this pandemic continues, it will require all of us to be ready to face potential huge numbers of patients requiring admission, including adults coming to PICUs, and to face a disorganised health system that will impact all our usual activity. During this period of uncertainty, we urge you to follow your local institution's recommendations.

We salute all colleagues' work and limitless engagement in securing safe and high-quality care to our patients.
 
ESPNIC will share appropriate information and resources in the coming days.
Yours sincerely,

Pierre Tissieres         Orsola Gawronski
Medical President       Nursing President