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Neurosurgery (Children and Families)

Children’s Neurosurgery Centre

About Our Service

The Children’s Neurosurgery Centre (CNC) at Children’s Health Ireland @ Temple St is a national centre for excellence providing care to any child in Ireland from 0-16yrs who requires neurosurgical care. Approximately 800 neurosurgical admissions and more than 550 neurosurgical procedures are carried out annually. Activity levels are among the highest across the paediatric neurosurgical centres in Ireland and the UK.

On average 1400 children are seen in the neurosurgical outpatients clinic every year. Urgent referrals are seen on the same day and we aim to see new referrals for outpatient review within 4 weeks. The CNC provides care for our patients in collaboration with the other clinical specialities at CHI at Temple St, with our colleagues across CHI and in Beaumont Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital Radiotherapy Services, The Central Remedial Clinic, Clontarf and the National Maternity Hospital, Holles St.

We are continuously working to build and strengthen our networks across paediatric services nationally, in both acute and community settings to improve the healthcare journey of each of our patients and their families.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all neurosurgical conditions in children 0-16yrs emergency and elective. Please see website for further information

Referral Process

  • Urgent Referrals- contact a member of the neurosurgery team via main hospital switch board 01 8784200
  • Non –urgent referrals-please see referral pathways and clinic list

Our Consultants

Prof Darach Crimmins Mr John Caird Mr Kieron Sweeney Ms Tafadzwa mandiwanza

Contact Us

CHI at Temple St

Neurosurgery on call

Tel:  (01) 878400
Contact via switch
CHI at Temple St

Neurosurgery Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Tel:  (01)8784773
CHI at Temple St

Neurosurgery Clinical Nurse Specialist
Tel:  (01)8921753
CHI at Temple St

Neurosurgery Co-Ordinator
Tel:  (087)3315861
CHI at Temple St

Neurosurgery Admin
Tel: (01) 8784254
CHI at Temple St
Neuro Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Tel: 0873571826 
CHI at Temple St
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Spina Bifida for Neurosurgery and General Health
Tel: (01) 8921927



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