A Teaching Hospital of Trinity College Dublin
For you and your children
These are a number of stories for you and your child to read together to help you both understand what their hospital stay will involve.
Ben's GrommetsCharlie the Clown goes to TheatreChloe falls and breaks a boneGoodbye TonsilsLulu goes to HospitalNeddy the NebuliserUltrasoundX-RayX-Ray Scans
General InformationThese leaflets aim to give parents an understanding of what to expect when they and their child visit the hospital.
Afternoon SurgeryComing into HospitalMorning SurgeryNeurology ServiceNeuromusuclar ClinicOutpatient's service
Blood testsTo book your appointment from July 21st 2015 please refer to
The Children's Blood Test Room is located in the Children's Outpatient Department (OPD) on the ground floor of the hospital. Enter via the main entrance, take the first right (past the toilets) and right again into the Children's OPD main reception.
These times may vary slightly on the day due to patient/clinic demands.
Please ensure that you bring all blood forms for your child with you to the hospital. Blood tests cannot be undertaken without the proper paper work to accompany the sample to the laboratory.
Illnesses/InjuriesThese leaflets outline a number of different illnesses/injuries that may affect your child. They are designed to give you, the parent, a better understanding of your child's illness. They should also help you identity different symptoms your child may have.
BronchiolitisBuckle FractureChronic HeadacheConstipationCroupCystitisFebrile ConvulsionFeverFirst seizureGastroenteritisGastro Oesphageal RefluxHead InjuryHSPIron DeficiencyLatex AllergyOsgood Schlatters DiseaseSever's DiseaseSprains and StrainsToilet TrainingUrine Collection
ProceduresThe pamplets found below are designed to inform parents about possible procedures a child may undergo while in hospital
BronchoscopyCircumcisionLumbar PunctureMicturating CystogramPh ProbeSickle Cell TestingX-Ray Barium Swallow Meal
AftercareThese leaflets are designed to help you care for your child after they have left the hospital. They also contain information on a number of different types of inhalers your child may need to use.
BabyhalerBlue AerochamberDiskusFlying in a CastFollowing AppendicectomyHypospadiasIngrown ToenailManaging your childs pain at homePlaster Cast AdviceRespiratory Easi Breathe InhalerRespiratory Metered Dose InhalerRespiratory Easi Breathe with OptimiserSoft Plaster Cast CareRespiratory Symbicort TurbohalerTurbohaler for Pulmicort and BricanylVolumatic Multiple Breath TechniqueVolumatic Single Breath TechniqueWound Care Advice SheetYellow Aerochamber