PICU (Temple Street)
The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in Temple Street cares for critically ill children.
We admit children post operatively who have specialised surgery at CUH. We offer support and services for our colleagues in other specialties such as general surgery neurology metabolic medicine, renal, spinal surgery, ear nose and throat (ENT), respiratory and endocrinology. TSCUH is only centre in Ireland for children requiring neurosurgery.
Our PICU has state of the art equipment to allow development of new treatments and management strategies for critically ill children.
A high percentage of our patients are ventilated we have a number of ventilators to allow different ventilator techniques appropriate to the care of the child. A full range of renal replacement therapies are also available should any child require it.
We admit a large amount of neonates from all over Ireland they are often preterm, with complex surgical conditions. We regularly treat neonates with necrotising enterocolitis, bowel obstruction, oesophageal Artesia, tracheoesophageal fistula, diaphragmatic hernia and other congenital abnormalities. Neonates with complex medical and surgical problems from other specialities are also admitted.