The Paediatric Observation Department (POD)

LocationGround Floor Level alongside our Children's Emergency Department 
Phone01 414 2450 OR 01 414 3079
Opening Hours10am - 10pm
The POD is an eight bedded short stay observation unit which is located alongside our Children’s Emergency Department. This is the first dedicated unit of its kind in Ireland and is a facility in which children with acute illness or injuries can be assessed, investigated and observed for up to eight hours with a view to avoiding unnecessary admissions to the hospital. The introduction of this new unit is a major change in the way we provide care to children and their parents and marks the first step towards implementation of the general paediatric and urgent care model proposed for the new children’s hospital.
Further information on the POD for parents can be found in this leaflet