Nephrology (Children and Families)

Nephrology

National Paediatric Haemodialysis Centre and Renal Transplant Unit
CHI at Temple Street
Temple Street
Dublin 1
Tel.: (01) 878 4258/ 4337

Nephrology is the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the kidney and kidney failure. It involves the study and management of people with chronic kidney diseases such as nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis and with kidney failure. It also encompasses the treatment of kidney failure, either by means of haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis or kidney transplantation. It is sometimes known as renal medicine.

The national renal transplant unit is based at CHI at Temple Street and conducts kidney transplants on children from all over the country under 16 years of age. Some of these children receive their new kidney from a living donor (a relative or friend) and some from a deceased donor (when the kidney is retrieved from someone who has died but who carried an organ donor card.)

CHI at Temple Street is also the national paediatric haemodialysis centre where children attend for dialysis three times a week from all over the country for periods from six months to five years whilst waiting for a kidney. Each time they attend the hospital they spend three hours on a machine losing precious days of family, home and school life.


Donor Card

CHI at Temple Street continues to encourage people to carry a donor card and make the greatest possible act of generosity by giving a gift of life.

You can request a donor card from the Irish Kidney Association in one of the following ways;


Useful websites

InfoKid (Information for parents and carers about children’s kidney conditions)

National Kidney Transplant Service

Irish Kidney Association

Rare Renal


Renal disorder related Information Booklets

Renal medication Information Booklets

Transition

Peritoneal Dialysis: Training video for parents and families

Renal Team Contacts

Mairead Kinlough • Nephrology  Clinical Nurse Manager 3
CHI at Temple Street
Temple Street, Dublin 1
T: (01) 8784179, | F: (01) 8784101
Email:  | W: www.cuh.ie

Marie Bates • Renal  Clinical Nurse Specialist
CHI at Temple Street
Temple Street, Dublin 1
T: (01) 8784257 | F: (01) 8784656
01 8784200 Bleep 908
Email : | W: www.cuh.ie

Joan Flynn •  Renal Clinical Nurse Specialist
CHI at Temple Street
Temple Street, Dublin 1
T: (01) 878 4758 |
E:    W: www.cuh.ie

Suzanne Kernan   Clinical Nurse Manager 2
CHI at Temple Street
Temple Street, Dublin 1
T: (01) 878 4258
E:

Claire McCabe • Haemodialysis CNM2/CNS
CHI at Temple Street
Temple Street, Dublin 1
T: (01) 8784757 | F: (01) 8784656
Email:   | W: www.cuh.ie


 

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