The Children's University Hospital is one of two children's hospitals in Dublin. Founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1872, it serves as one of Ireland's longest established hospitals.
The hospital provides acute, chronic and emergency care services across Dublin, North Leinster and the country through national specialist referral. It offers emergency treatment for hand, facial and soft tissue injuries and is the national centre for cranio-facial (cleft lip/Palate) surgery. It hosts the National Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disorders, which is the tertiary referral centre for investigation and treatment of individuals suspected of having a genetic disease.
CUH is a major undergraduate and postgraduate teaching hospital in medicine, nursing and physiotherapy for UCD and RCSI. It is a member of the Mater Misericordiae & Children's University Hospitals group and is located close to the Mater campus.