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Medical Day Unit

The Medical Day Unit is a 12-bedded medical/surgical unit for infants and children.


The importance of play cannot be underestimated and on the Medical Day Unit we use play as a therapeutic tool and is vital for recovery. The play specialist on the Medical Day Unit is available Monday-Thursday 08.00- 15.00 to explain treatments and procedures, distraction play and pre & post procedural play. If your child understands what is happening, they are more likely to be co-operative. It allows your child to ask questions, explore coping strategies and aims to alleviate fears and phobias through play.

Meal times

Children will be offered a light snack and a drink while an inpatient on the unit. If your child requires a special diet pleases inform nursing staff and this can be facilitated. Formula feeds are also available if required. Please inform nursing staff if you require facilities for breast feeding.

The Medical Day Unit aims to work in Partnership with children and families to meet their needs. We recognise every child as a unique individual and plan each child’s care accordingly. We aim to provide evidence based quality care in a friendly environment. We acknowledge the impact chronic illness has on family life and endeavour to be flexible and accommodating in our approach in an environment of mutual respect and understanding.

How to find Medical Day Unit

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Medical Day Unit CHI at Crumlin Cooley Rd Crumlin Dublin 12 D12 N512

Contact details

For the Medical Day Unit, ring: + 353 (0) 1 409 6525.

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