Crumlin Hospital is the center for Paediatric liver disease in Ireland.
The head of the GI and Liver unit is Prof Billy Bourke. Annmarie Brodick and Seamus Hussey are also consultants in the department.
As an outpatient the medical tower is the base for the clinical liver nurse. Dearbhla Connor and Geraldine O Shea are the clinical liver nurses. This is the person that you will deal with most often. The nurse is your point of contact. Currently they operate an answering machine system. When you phone leave a message on the machine and they will get back to you. If it is an emergency phone the switch and ask for the GI and liver team.
USING THE HOSPITAL
Should your child need bloods done always try to go when Phlebotomy is open. 8.30-4 mon – fri. You can ask the clinical nurse for the forms.
If you need to go to A and E phone the switch before hand and ask for the Gi and Liver team. Then when you get there phone again to say that you are there. This should speed up the process.
Should you have to stay in hospital there is no specific ward for liver patients. Many wards have play rooms and parents rooms. On some wards there are play therapists.
The canteen is open to all. It has hot meals and is cheaper than the coffee shops. There are 2 coffee shops which serve a wide range of sandwiches and snacks. They are expensive but a nice change from the hospital feel of the canteen. These open in the daytime. Below are the opening times.
Canteen- Mon-Fri Morning 8.30-11.30 Lunch12.00-2.00 (They try to keep 12.30-1.15 for staff) Tea
Sat, Sun Bank holidays Closed
Oasis- Mon-Fri 7.00am-8.50pm
Bank Holiday 10.00am-2.00pm
The Jelly Bean- Mon-Fri 7.00am-6.00pm
Sat and Sun Closed
MAIN RECEPTION DESK
The Main Reception Desk welcomes all patients, families and visitors to the hospital and gives advice/directions in relation to facilities within the hospital. All general post/couriers in and out of the hospital are managed through the Main Reception Desk. Please ask the Receptionist for further details if you are expecting a delivery/registered post. All post is delivered to wards on a daily basis.
CHILDREN IN HOSPITAL IRELAND
Volunteers from the organisation Children in Hospital Ireland are on hand to help you on your arrival and to entertain and reassure your child and allow you to take some time for a coffee, shower or a short nap. All our volunteers are vetted and trained, and have a genuine passion for their work. They offer a high quality service and you can be assured they will do their best to help you and your child. Learn more about the PlayWell service. They work in the playrooms in the hospital and are sometimes seen around the hospital with carts with coloring supplies for out patients.
There is taxi rank outside the hospital on the Crumlin Road. You can order a taxi via the RED freephone taxi line located at the Hospital Main Reception.
The Hospital Shop Is Located On The Ground Floor Adjacent To The Main Entrance Of The Hospital And Supplies Snacks, Drinks, Books, Newspapers, Magazines, Cards, Gifts And Toiletries, Postage Stamps.
Bank Holidays 1000hrs-1400hrs
The Ashleaf Shopping Centre in Crumlin Village is a 15 minute walk from the hospital.
There is a Pharmacy available adjacent to the hospital on Errigal Road. Medical Card prescriptions are available at this pharmacy. This is an independent community pharmacy and is not managed by the hospital.
There are internet surf boxes with printers available in the common area adjacent to the Fish Tank on the ground floor. Charges apply. Complimentary Wifi is available to parents/guardians only who are staying in the Parent Accommodation Unit.
There is an ATM machine located opposite the coffee shop in the Main Out Patients Department.
There is an external post box located at Main Reception Desk. Stamps can be purchased in the Hospital Shop.
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
The Citizen Advice Bureau provides information on public services and entitlements in Ireland. It is provided by the Citizens Information Board and is located outside the Hospital Canteen.
Opening Hours: Tuesday 0930hrs–1330hrs and Thursday 0930-1330hrs
Smoking is prohibited within the hospital. There are smoking shelters outside the main entrance for use by parents/guardians.
Mass is celebrated in the Hospital Chapel located on the ground floor. Check Chapel Notice Board for mass times. The Chapel is open all day for parents/guardians. To view the Book of Remembrance please contact the Chaplain or Site Manager on duty.
The Security Office is located at the Main Entrance of the hospital. All lost property should be given to the Security Officer on duty. All patients/families are responsible for their property when on the hospital site.