Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street

About Children's University Hospital

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. 

Student Experience

Our medical students typically rotate through Temple Street during specialist paediatrics modules during the final or penultimate years of the degree programme.  This 6 week module is designed to build on the paediatric history taking and knowledge base from previous paediatric experience. The module intoduces students to clinical paediatrics and its underlying patholological mechanisms, the investigation and treatment of these conditions.

The paediatrics module places strong emphasis on clinical skills and understanding and hence is largely clinically based in the form of small group clinical sesions, clinical demonstrations, self-directed ward-based learning and of course traditional lectures which are consultant delivered.

The module is delivered between the two Dublin's paediatric teaching hospitals (The Children's University Hospital, Temple Steet and Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin).  In addition students spend a week on a peripheral paediatric rotation in one of our affiliated regional hospitals (Wexford, Castlebar, Portlaois or Clonmel Hospitals).