Urgent Care Centre Initial Opening Hours 10:00 - 17:00 Mon - Fri
Outpatient Department Open 08:00 - 18:00 Mon - Fri
Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Connolly in Blanchardstown is a new paediatric healthcare service. It is part of the new model of care for children’s health services in Ireland... providing care as close to the patient's home as is clinically appropriate.
This new facility will include Outpatients Clinics and Urgent Care services which will be staffed by specialist paediatric staff, including nurses, doctors and health care professionals from the children’s hospitals in Dublin.
We treat children with minor injuries and illnesses that are not life-threatening and do not require a visit to the Emergency Department (ED).
Urgent Care Centre
Some children may present to the Urgent Care Centre with an illness or injury that requires investigations or treatment which is not available in our Urgent Care Centre. These children will be redirected to an Emergency Department in one of the Children’s Hospitals which will ensure that they receive the appropriate medical care.
We treat children aged 0 - eve of their 16th birthday.
Here are some examples of minor injuries and minor illnesses that we treat and don't treat.
What We Treat
- Sprains, strains and broken bones
- Vomiting and diarrhoea
- Minor burns and scalds
- Fever in babies older than 12 weeks old
- Small cuts and injuries
- Mild asthma
What We Don't Treat
- Serious head, back and neck injuries
- Severe stomach or chest pain
- Severe burns
- Fever in babies less than 12 weeks old
- Severe trouble breathing
- Mental health concerns
During the initial opening phase we will deliver outpatient services at Connolly, which are, General Paediatrics (general clinics, condition specific clinics, rapid access clinic, GP Hotline) and Trauma Orthopaedics (fracture clinic).