Ear, Nose and Throat

ENT Department
Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
Temple Street
Dublin 1
Tel.: 01 878 4218
Otolaryngology is the study of ear, nose, and throat conditions or ENT. Doctors who specialise in otolaryngology are called otolaryngologists or ENT doctors and treat children with persistent ear, nose, and throat conditions.

ENT is one of the major specialities in Temple St, Children’s University Hospital and approximately 4,000 children attend the ENT Department every year. You child will be referred to the ENT Department by your GP or from another hospital.

Temple Street is also the designated National Airway Centre which looks after children with airway problems that may require investigation and possibly surgery. The Centre has a dedicated Airway Nurse Specialist who provides advice and support to all children and their families with airway problems (e.g. children with a tracheostomy – a tracheostomy is an opening that is made through the skin in the front of the neck into the trachea (windpipe) and a tracheostomy tube is inserted into this opening to assist with breathing.)

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