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Children's Heart Centre (CHC)

Children’s Heart Centre is a state-of-the-art unit dedicated to providing cardiac care to children up to the age of 16.

How to find us

The Children’s Heart Centre is located on the third floor of the hospital. To get here, you should go past the main hospital reception desk, take a left and at the fish tank, and look for the lift. Use the lift to reach the third floor where you will find the cardiac Day Ward.

Staying with your child

Parents and loved ones staying with children during treatment are free to make use of our dedicated parent’s kitchen, shower, and bathroom. The Parent’s Kitchen is fully equipped to provide you with the opportunity to prepare food and meals as you might at home. The kitchen also provides parents with the opportunity to meet and chat with other parents going through a similar experience.

If you would prefer to simply have a bit of quiet time to try and relax during your child’s stay you can always visit our parent’s sitting room. The parent’s sitting room is located in the Heart Centre and is designed to offer parents a calm comfortable space to spend time while their child is with us for treatment. The Children’s Heart Centre also offers parents a private breastfeeding room, and breastfeeding support, where they can facilitate feeding in a quiet and calm environment.

Space is also provided for parents who wish to stay in the room with their children overnight.


During your child’s stay with us you’ll have access to our:

  • playroom
  • hospital school
  • play specialist
  • social work team
  • hospital chapel
  • parent’s room

Meal times

Meals will be served at your child’s bedside for:

  • breakfast, at 8:30am
  • dinner, at 12:30pm
  • tea time, at 4:15pm
  • supper, at 8:30pm

Prescription diets, halal and vegetarian meals are available on request.

The Heart Centre was designed specifically with the needs of our patients and their loved ones in mind. Its facilities allow our team to provide exceptional care to those in need of a broad spectrum of cardiac care including:
>Cardiac Monitoring and Assessment
>Cardiac Investigations
>Post-surgery Management
>Non-Surgical Management

How to find Children's Heart Centre (CHC)

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Children's Heart Centre (CHC) CHI at Crumlin Cooley Rd Crumlin Dublin 12 D12 N512

Contact details

For the Children's Heart Centre, ring: +353 (0)1 409 6473/6471.

Visiting hours

Visiting hours in the Children’s Heart Centre run from 8 am – 9 pm daily.

Additional information

The Children's Heart Centre has a total of 27 beds in the unit which can be divided up into the following areas:

  • 12 Single units
  • 4 Ensuite units
  • 2 Isolation units
  • 2 Three-bed units
  • 3 Day units

Parents and guardians are welcome to visit the ward at any time.

Under no circumstance should you visit the Children’s Heart Centre if you have, or have recently been in contact with someone who has had, any kind of suspected infectious complaint e.g. measles, diarrhoea, vomiting, sore throat, flu. If you are unsure, please contact the Clinical Nurse Manager before arriving at the hospital.

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