Who we are – pediatric hospital
Temple Street is an acute national paediatric hospital. Major specialities at Temple Street today include neonatal and paediatric surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, nephrology, orthopaedics, ENT and plastic surgery. The national centre for paediatric ophthalmology, the National Paediatric Craniofacial Centre (NPCC), the national airways management centre, the national meningococcal laboratory, the National Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (NCIMD), the National Newborn Screening Service (NNSS) and the Irish Meningitis and Sepsis Reference Laboratory (IMSRL) are also based at Temple Street. Temple Street cares for 150,000 children per year including over 45,000 who attend the Emergency Department (ED). A staff of 90 Consultant and over 950 nursing, HSCPs (Health and Social Care Professionals) and other staff provide this care.