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Message to Families updated July 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians, Children & Young People 

CHI continues to be open and safe to treat and support our patients and families.  However due to the current national restrictions, and to keep our patients, families and staff safe we will need to make some changes to appointments and admissions and will contact you directly about this.

Click here for COVID-19 Vaccine information for Parents/Carers of Children and Adolescents aged over 12yrs with allergies, attending at Children’s Health Ireland (CHI).

Click here for Cyber Attack updates for families attending CHI at Crumlin

Visiting restrictions

One parent/guardian will be issued with a Visiting Card when their child is admitted and must present the card to gain entry to the hospital. To protect our patients/parents/guardians & staff only one parent/guardian without symptoms of illness is allowed to be with their child during their hospital admission or appointment. You can alternate who stays with your child while they are in hospital.

Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, are a close contact or are awaiting a COVID-19 swab result. All visitors must wear a face mask at all times. Siblings are not able to visit and there is a robust Visitor Card system in place. While we understand that these measures will be difficult for some families, our priority is the safety of all CHI patients, families and staff.

Emergency Departments & Urgent Care Centre

We would like to reassure parents and families that our Emergency Department at CHI at Crumlin, CHI at Temple Street, CHI at Tallaght and CHI at Connolly (Urgent Care Centre) are open.

As there are manual processes in place, we will be slower than normal seeing our patients.

We are asking all families if their child’s care is not urgent to help us by only attending if your child needs emergency or urgent care.

Covid19 Patient Helpline

Crumlin patients helpline 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri 01 409 6117

Temple Street patient helpline 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri 01 878 4218

Click here for Parent information Abnormal Coughing in Children Video/leaflets 

COVID-19 Tests

Message for GP's : The Paediatric Emergency Department (ED) at CHI Crumlin cannot accept referrals for purpose of COVID testing and only performs COVID tests for children who require hospital admission. Children should not be referred to ED for the purpose of obtaining a COVID test. The PEM consultant on service can be contacted via hospital switch if there are queries arising from unusual or specific circumstances.  

Message for Families : At the moment during COVID-19 we are carrying out COVID-19 tests on some children who require elective admission.  This will be discussed with you before your admission.  You or your child cannot enter the hospital until after the result of the COVID-19 test is given to you. 

Click here for directions to the Drive Thru COVID-19 test centre at CHI at Crumlin.

Wash your hands

We have hand sanitisers placed in all clinical areas and at entry points to the hospital.  Please use them regularly when attending the hospital and on entry and departure. Stay safe, wash your hands and adhere to physical and social distancing guidelines.

Face Coverings

Coming to visit us? Children over 13 and their parent/guardian should wear a face covering when attending any of CHI's emergency, outpatients, admissions/day ward departments. Face coverings are not required for children under 13 unless clinically advised. Face coverings help prevent people who do not know they have the virus from spreading it to others. Learn more here.

Physical Distancing when attending the hospital

We have introduced a walk on the right system within the hospital corridors to ensure physical distancing of 2 meters. Please adhere the to the social distancing markings in the hospital where appropriate.

Click here for What to Expect at your Outpatient Appointment in 2021

Blood Tests click here

Education Service

The Hospital School is running Education Service for patients, providing support on educational matters and assist with school work. Click here to learn more. 

Resources for Families

Click here to view HSE Translated resources are available in 36 different languages to help prevent outbreaks of COVID-19

Click here to view resources for patients, parents/guardians and families 

Sickle Cell Patients Click here

GI Patients Click here

Cardiac Patients click here

Oncology Patients click here

Rheumatology Patients click here

Radiology (X Ray) Department patients click here

Dental Patients click here

Respiratory Patients click here

Neurodisability Patients click here

Orthopaedic Patients click here

Click here for information on your Admission

Click here for more general information regarding your Outpatient appointment