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Spinal Surgery - Scoliosis

Update on Scoliosis Co Design 10 Point Action Plan 2019 - click here
Update on Orthopaedic OPD:

Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin is working to reduce waiting times for children attending its orthopaedic and scoliosis services with additional investment from the HSE. All outpatient patient referrals to the orthopaedic spinal service at CHI are reviewed and clinically prioritised by a consultant. These patients are seen in order of clinical priority. Most patients are seen within 12 months.  An additional 800 OPD appointments were given to patients in CHI at Crumlin in 2018 compared to 2017 which led to a 31% reduction in the overall orthopaedic outpatient waiting list.

In 2017 some patients on the scoliosis surgery waiting list availed of the HSE’s offer of having their surgery abroad (UK or Germany) which came about as a result HSE Action Plan May 2017 for Scoliosis.

Click here to find out about Moira Gill and her family's experience in Germany

CHI at Crumiln has a dedicated telephone line in place for parents/guardians only who have queries in relation to their child waiting for scoliosis related surgery.

Tel: 01 409 6877      Mon – Fri: 9.00am to 12.00 noon

Please click on the following links for further information:

HSElive tweet newsletters every two weeks re updates on Scoliosis waiting lists. Click here to read February 2020 Update.

Reduction in Waiting Lists

Click here to read message to families re MAGEC Rods issued in Nov2018

Scoliosis Co-Design 10 Point Action Plan 2018/2019

Workshop on Scoliosis Services for Children & Young People

Read HSE Waiting List Plans

Overview of the HSE Scoliosis Action Plan 2017

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD Statement re HSE Scoliosis Action Plan

Ombudsman for Children Statement re HSE Scoliosis Action Plan