Urgent Care Centre Open 09:00 - 17:00 Mon - Fri Open 10:00 - 17:00 Sat - Sun
Outpatient DepartmentOpen 08:00 - 18:00 Mon - Fri
Message to families: National Industrial Action by MLSA
Children’s Health Ireland has been notified of national industrial action by the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 May 2022. This means that our medical laboratories will not be running business as usual on this day of industrial action, and testing of bloods and other tests will not be widely available at our hospitals; Connolly, Crumlin, Temple Street and Tallaght. This strike will run from 8am – 8pm each day and will impact all areas of scheduled care including outpatients, inpatients and day cases.
Patients should attend their appointments as normal unless they are contacted directly by their hospital.
Visitor restrictions for families
Your Child is Attending our Emergency Department, Outpatients or Day Case Settings
To protect our patients/parents/guardians and staff only one parent/guardian without symptoms of COVID 19 will be allowed to be with their child during their hospital visit/appointment to ED, OPD or Day Care. Unfortunately due to space limitations in these settings, we are unable to facilitate two parents/guardians at the same time.
Exceptions will always be considered as previous, under compassionate or special circumstances.
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.
Children 9 years old and over 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 9 unless clinically advised.
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 includes Outpatients Clinics and Urgent Care services which is 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).
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Phlebotomy Service (Blood tests)
Welcome to our Phlebotomy Clinic. You can book, change or cancel a blood test online via SwiftQueue. We look forward to seeing you in CHI at Connolly.