Welcome to Children's Health Ireland at Connolly.
We will do our utmost to ensure that your visit to our new facility will be as pleasant and as comfortable as possible for you and your child.
Parking and Transport
The main public car parks are located at the front of our Outpatient and Urgent Care building and a small number of parking spaces are available at the rear of the hospital building.
Clamping is in operation on the grounds of Connolly so please ensure that the correct amount is paid and you are parked in the appropriate car park. CHI at Connolly management does not accept responsibility for cars parked in the grounds.
Google Maps Location
Castleknock Station (15 - 20-minute walk) is served by trains from Connolly Station to Maynooth.
If you want a taxi you will need to phone a taxi company and order one to collect you.
There are two bus routes directly to Connolly Hospital the 17A and 220 and a number of buses to Main Street, Blanchardstown including 38B/C, 39, 70, and the 76A which is a short walk to Connolly Hospital.
There is a coffee shop located on the ground floor of CHI at Connolly to the right of the Outpatient Department Entrance. Mon – Fri 8am to 6pm.
Child-Friendly Waiting Areas
We have child-sized furniture in all of our waiting areas to ensure a comfortable child friendly environment.
Changing and Breastfeeding Facilities
Changing and Breastfeeding Facilities are available within the building.
Shop (Main Connolly Hospital)
This is located in the Main Reception area. Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 8am – 9pm. Sat 9am – 8pm. Sun 10am – 8pm
ATM (Main Connolly Hospital)
There is an ATM located on the ground floor.
Restaurant (Main Connolly Hospital)
Located on the ground floor.
All lost property should be given to reception. All patients/families are responsible for their property when on site.
Infections come from almost any source, and germs can survive on surfaces for days. Wash your hands and use the alcohol gel where provided. Please inform a member of staff if you notice the alcohol gel dispensers are empty or not working.
All clinical areas at Children's Health Ireland in Connolly are accessible to people in wheelchairs, many of our reception desks have lowered sections and there are a number of accessible toilets throughout the building.
We ask you parents/guardians, to be respectful of the privacy of other patients, parents, staff and visitors when taking a photo of your child. • We ask you parents/guardians, who wish to photograph/video your child using their personal phone to first seek permission from a member of staff. You must make sure there are no other children or staff in the video footage or picture as this will compromise their privacy.
A new Electronic Document Management System
A new Electronic Document Management System October 2019
Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) is introducing a new Electronic Document Management System called Evolve
- Evolve will firstly operate in CHI at Connolly to support all General Paediatric outpatient appointments as part of the roll out.
- If your child has previously attended either CHI at Crumlin or Temple Street, your child’s healthcare record will have been scanned in advance of their General Paediatrics appointment in CHI at Connolly.
What does Evolve mean for you and your child
- This new ‘paperlite’ system will facilitate the sharing of patient healthcare records across all CHI locations. This allows clinical staff to see your child’s previous medical history contained in their healthcare records.
- If you attend CHI at Crumlin or Temple Street following today’s appointment in Connolly, healthcare staff will now be able to access all of your child’s healthcare records on the Evolve system.
- All patient information from today’s appointment and any future attendances will be included in your child’s digital healthcare record.
We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time as we upgrade and adjust to using this new system.
We want every child and young person to have the best experience possible when visiting Children’s Health Ireland at Connolly. Please let a member of staff know if your child has additional needs. The following are just some of the reasonable adjustments we make for children and young people with additional needs:
No Smoking Campus
Smoking tobacco or electronic cigarettes is not permitted on the hospital campus including the grounds, from 31st May 2009. As part of your treatment we will advise and support you to stop smoking. We provide a Smoking Cessation Support Service.
If you want help quitting visit www.quit.ie or call the National Smokers' Quitline 1800 201 203 which is open 8.00am - 10pm Monday to Saturday.