National Paediatric Craniofacial Centre (Children and Families)

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital
Temple Street
Dublin 1
Tel.: (01) 878 4883
Fax.: (01) 878 1820
Email: ei.hu1558825337c@lai1558825337cafoi1558825337narc1558825337
Website: www.craniofacial.ie

Location in hospital: 
Craniofacial MDT Clinic

About Us - Craniofacial Ireland

The NPCC (National Paediatric Craniofacial Centre) is based at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. We provide treatment to children and young people with craniofacial conditions from birth to 16 years of age.

 Craniofacial surgery in Ireland was started in 1989 by Professor Michael Earley, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, D1 and Mr David Allcutt, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Beaumont Hospital, D9. This service was managed by Anne Mc Gillivary, Cleft & Craniofacial Services Manager

In 2008 Mr Dylan Murray, Consultant Craniofacial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon was appointed as the Lead Clinician. In the same year Mr John Caird, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon joined the team.

The NPCC is now one of the largest Craniofacial Units in Europe. We care for children and young people from all over Ireland presenting with complex craniofacial conditions affecting soft tissue or bones of the face, head and neck, including the jaws and skull. These include congenital conditions such as premature fusion of the skull sutures and other anomalies or acquired conditions such as trauma or tumours. Abnormal growth patterns from all these conditions may result in disfigurement and functional impairment.

The number of conditions which are managed at the NPCC and the complexities of treatment have grown over the last number of years. Today the NPCC sees approximately 450 new patients per year and undertakes over 70 complex craniofacial surgeries. We also have extensive links with many Craniofacial Units throughout Europe and North America.

Craniofacial Service

Craniofacial Conditions

The National Paediatric Craniofacial Centre (NPCC) is based in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and provides treatment for children with craniofacial conditions from birth to 16 years of age. Craniofacial Conditions are complex conditions affecting the soft tissue or bones of the face and/or the head. These include congenital conditions such as premature fusion of the skull sutures and other anomalies, or acquired conditions such as trauma or tumours. Abnormal growth patterns from all of these conditions may result in disfigurement and functional impairment. The number of conditions which are managed at the NPCC and the complexities of treatment have grown over the last number of years. Today the NPCC sees approximately 450 new patients a year and undertakes over 70 complex craniofacial surgeries.

  • Craniofacial Conditions include;
  • Craniosynostosis – single suture 
  • Craniosynostosis- craniofacial syndromes 
  • Positional Plagiocephaly
  • Torticollis
  • Growth Disorders e.g. congenital micrognathia
  • Facial Clefts
  • Facial Asymmetry
  • Encephaloceles
  • Craniofacial Tumours
  • Craniofacial Trauma

Referral Process

This is a national public service and referrals are welcomed from medical professionals (i.e. Consultant Paediatrician/Neonatologist, Consultant Neurosurgeons, GPs and Area Medical Officers ) for the following conditions:

  • Craniosynostosis – single suture
  • Craniosynostosis- craniofacial syndromes
  • Positional Plagiocephaly
  • Torticollis
  • Growth Disorders e.g. congenital micrognathia
  • Facial Clefts
  • Facial Asymmetry
  • Encephaloceles
  • Craniofacial Tumours
  • Craniofacial Trauma

All referrals are reviewed and prioritised by a National Paediatric Craniofacial Centre Consultant.

Please complete this Referral Form, save it to your computer and email it back to ei.hu1558825337c@lai1558825337cafoi1558825337narc1558825337

Or Contact

Claire Brennan
Craniofacial Clinical Services Coordinator
Tel.: 01 878 4441
Mob: 087 625 6857
Email: ei.hu1558825337c@lai1558825337cafoi1558825337narc1558825337

What to expect at your outpatient appointment

At your child’s first Out Patient’s Department(OPD) appointment you will meet some of the members of our Craniofacial Team who specialise in diagnosis and treatment of Craniofacial conditions.

 Your child may require a special X-Ray or scan such as a 3D CT scan or a MRI Scan to confirm a craniofacial condition. If your child requires a scan, an appointment date will be sent to you directly from the Radiology Department (01 878 4265).

Useful links and resources

https://www.cuh.ie/

 http://www.craniofacial.ie/

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Contact us

Claire Brennan 
Craniofacial Clinical Services Coordinator
Tel.: 01 878 4441
Mob: 087 625 6857
Email: ei.hu1558825337c@lai1558825337cafoi1558825337narc1558825337

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