Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin is Ireland's largest acute paediatric teaching hospital, providing evidence-based quaternary, tertiary and secondary quality care to children & adolescents. It is the national centre in Ireland for a range of specialities including childhood cancers and blood disorders, cardiac diseases, major burns, cystic fibrosis and rheumatology.
Opened in 1956, the hospital was specifically designed to care for and treat sick children and has 227 bed and cots in use. In 2011 the hospital had 72,601 out-patient attendances, 33,980 emergency attendances, 18,325 day cases, 9,809 in-patient admissions and performed 16,373 surgical procedures.
The hospital is a major paediatric teaching centre for medical and nursing students from University College Dublin, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Trinity College Dublin. It has substantial research activity at the National Children's Research Centre with well-equipped laboratory facilities for the investigation of the biological basis of childhood disease.