The Operating Rooms at The Children's University Hospital have four theatres with a small playroom area at the check in. We perform over 5,000 operations a year. A twenty-four hour service is provided with a compliment of 40 staff, including nurses, nursery nurses, care attendants, nurses’ aids and porters. Children from birth to 16 are catered for. The types of operations include: ear, nose and throat (ENT), plastic surgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedic, general, neonatal and renal transplantation as well as Neurosurgery
The Children’s Hospital School is funded by the Department of Education and Science and managed by an eight member School Board. The school has 3 qualified teachers (including the principal), a special needs assistant and a classroom assistant. On a day to day basis the hospital school is divided into two main areas: classroom and ward teaching. If children are not well enough to come to the schoolroom, school goes to them and the ward teacher will visit children in their wards.
The Emergency Department of the Children's University Hospital, Temple Street has an annual patient attendance of over 50, 000 cases per year. The department sees children from 0 -14 years old and is open 24-hours per day, 7 -days per week. The Emergency Department is for acute emergencies and trauma.
The Chaplaincy Department within the hospital represents a very specific and professional discipline. It works with other professional disciplines in providing an overall or holistic service that is geared towards patient care and ministry to the family. The Chaplaincy service to the Emergency Department provides a 24-hour-on-call service where the Chaplains give a respectful listening accompaniment in a compassionate way. They help to create a space where the spiritual needs of the patient and family are recognised and attended to in accordance with the wishes of the family.
Cystic Fibrosis & Respiratory Unit
This Department provides multidisciplinary care for cystic fibrosis patients. It provides specialised service for asthmatics, patients with chronic lung disease, muscular dystrophy and immune deficiency. Specialised investigations performed in the department include full pulmonary function testing (asthmatics and cystic fibrosis), flexible bronchoscopy testing, airway challenge testing, Ph probe testing for diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal flux disease, allergy skin testing and non-invasive ventilation.