Read Article by Chief Executive, Eilísh Hardiman, in Advancing acute paediatrics in Ireland for the future of children and young people

Ms Eilísh Hardiman

Chief Executive, Children’s Health Ireland

Children and young people — 18 years and under — comprise one-quarter of Ireland’s population. These young people are a valued and positive asset for Ireland’s future.

Nelson Mandela once said: “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” A critical review of Ireland in this regard is varied.

Paediatrics in Ireland

When looking at acute paediatric services in our hospitals, we have many excellent services, while others require continued development, especially when it comes to providing timely access. Reducing the length of time that children are waiting for review and treatment is currently the highest priority for Children’s Health Ireland. Read full article