Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) - Message to Families

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In order to deal with issues relating to Covid-19, should they arise, CHI is asking the public not to visit its hospitals at Crumlin, Temple Street and Tallaght. Parents/guardians or those designated by parents/guardians can visit their children at this time. No children are permitted to visit the hospitals. These visitor restrictions are being put in place in the interest of patient safety and for members of the public and our staff to minimise the possible spread of infection. CHI can confirm that all hospitals appointments will proceed unless otherwise informed. If you do wish to reschedule your appointment please notify the hospital.


It is important that if you or a member of your family is self isolating you should contact the hospital before attending your appointment.  Please read below for further advice or visit our FAQs for Families on COVID-19.


What if my child or a member of my family is self-isolating?


If you or your child is currently self-isolating please contact the hospital before attending for your appointment / admission for advice.

  • Contact Emergency Department on 01 409 6326

  • Contact Admissions on 01 409 6120

  • Contact Outpatients Main Department on 01 409 6130

  • Contact Outpatients Medical Tower on 01 428 2535 (Respirology, Neuroscience, Infectious Diseases, Rainbow Clinic, Dermatology, Gastroenterology) 

For specific questions relating to your child’s ongoing treatment / condition please contact your child’s medical team directly.


Reasons for self-isolating can include:


  • You or your child has visited any of the COVID-19 affected areas.

  • You or your child has been in contact with someone who has visited any of the COVID-19 affected areas.

  • You or your child has been in direct contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID -19.

  • You or your child has attended a healthcare facility where patients with COVID-19 were being treated.