National Children's Hospital Ireland

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Dublin, Ireland

Hospital description

The National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght, was Ireland’s first Children’s Hospital, founded in 1821. Previously based in Harcourt Street in Dublin city centre, the hospital moved to Tallaght in 1998 where it was incorporated into the Adelaide & Meath Hospital complex.

Over 65,000 young people attend The National Children’s Hospital every year and the National Children’s Hospital is currently comprised of a children’s emergency department, children’s x-ray, children’s outpatient’s department, children’s operating theatre and the following ward areas:

Beech Ward: a sixteen bed surgical ward for children over one year of age requiring managment of conditions such as Ear Nose & Throat (ENT),Orthopaedic and General Surgery.

Beech Day Ward: a six bed unit, with a pre-assessment area, where children requiring surgery and medical investigations/treatment are managed during the day time.

Maple Ward: comprised of twenty-one cubicles, which includes five parent and child rooms. Children less than one year old who require management of medical and surgical conditions are generally admitted to Maple Ward. However, older children may also be admitted to Maple Ward if their condition warrants a single room.

Oak Ward: is composed of nineteen beds and three High Dependency Unit (HDU) beds. Oak ward is the children’s medical ward for children over one year old, who are admitted for management of an acute medical condition such as; respiratory difficulties, asthma, endocrinology, diabetes, neurology, cystic fibrosis and mental health issues. Children and young people of all ages, who are seriously ill, are cared for in the HDU.

The National Children’s Hospital Is associated with Trinity College, Dublin, and all elective applications must go through the university.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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