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Letter to Editor: International Day of Play

We are thrilled to see the Irish Daily Mail and the Irish Medical Times published a letter to the editor from our CEO, Anna Gunning to mark International Day of Play. The topic covered the power of play in hospital and our call for further resourcing in hospital. To read the letter, please see here - Letter: UN International Day of Play (imt.ie)

Letter to Editor: International Day of Play2024-06-11T15:22:45+01:00

International Day of Play

In celebration of the UN’s first International Day of Play on June 11th, Children in Hospital Ireland is highlighting the power of play in a child’s hospital journey and calling for more resources to support play in hospital.   “Play is a powerful tool in a child’s hospital journey” said Anna Gunning, CEO of Children in Hospital Ireland. “It can create a sense of fun, normality and distraction during what can be a very scary and distressing time. A growing body of research suggests play can help reduce the fear, anxiety and trauma which can be associated with hospital procedures [...]

International Day of Play2024-06-11T15:18:22+01:00

Webinar Series: Caring For A Child With A Long-Term Illness

Children in Hospital Ireland has launched a new webinar series to support those caring for a child with long-term or chronic illness. For more information o June Webinar Topic: Understanding Compassion fatigue and avoiding burnout when caring for a child with a long-term illness Time and date: Wednesday 19 6.30pm - 8.00pm September Webinar Topic: Financial Supports when a child has a long-term illness – Focusing on Carers Entitlements Time and date: To be confirmed October Webinar Topic: Supporting your child before, during and after their experience of needing medical care Time and date: To be confirmed November Webinar Topic: [...]

Webinar Series: Caring For A Child With A Long-Term Illness2024-06-10T16:37:18+01:00

New Guide To Hospital Admissions

Children in Hospital Ireland has launched a new guide to hospital admissions with lots of information to support parents and carers of a child who requires hospital care. The guide provides families with information from preparing for admission right through to preparing for discharge. Funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), this guide was created in partnership with the members of the CIH Ireland Parent Advisory Group who have experience of being in hospital with their child. It offers tips and advice on what to bring, where to stay, preparing for procedures or operations, supports [...]

New Guide To Hospital Admissions2024-06-10T16:27:37+01:00

WE ARE HIRING

We are hiring for a position of Administrative Officer Closing date - 4th September 2023 Read job description below: Job Description Administrative Officer (Maternity Cover) 2023

WE ARE HIRING2024-06-10T14:26:32+01:00

CIH Receives Donation From Lord Mayor’s Ball

Children in Hospital Ireland is delighted to have received €36,050 from funds raised at the Lord Mayor's Charity Ball in May. A huge thank you to the Round Room at the Mansion House for hosting such a magnificent event and a huge thank you to everyone that supported the event.

CIH Receives Donation From Lord Mayor’s Ball2024-06-10T14:28:18+01:00

CIH Receives RTE Toy Show Grant Appeal

We are delighted to be chosen as one of the lucky recipients of the #RTEToyShowAppeal "This funding which will allow us to partner with children, young people, parents and professionals to create new resources to help with preparing for medical procedures and advocating in a healthcare setting" – Helen Jones, Project Officer

CIH Receives RTE Toy Show Grant Appeal2023-07-04T13:33:53+01:00

Annual Lecture 2023

On May 2nd 2023, Children in Hospital Ireland hosted their 2023 Annual Lecture 'Getting it Right, First and Every Time: Improving the experience for children and young people undergoing medical procedures. The aim of the lecture was to continue the discussions around how children, parents, healthcare professionals and allied staff, can all work together to improve the experiences of healthcare for children and young people. This topic arose following consultations Children in Hospital Ireland had with the CHI Youth Advisory Panel. Lucy Bray, Professor of Child Health Literacy at Edge Hill University in the UK delivered the keynote address and [...]

Annual Lecture 20232023-07-07T10:17:39+01:00

Lord Mayor of Dublin’s Charity Ball

When: Saturday, 13th May, 2023. 7pm Reception. 8pm Dinner. Where: The Round Room, Mansion House, Dublin 2. We are delighted to announce that we are the beneficiary of the Lord Mayor of Dublin's Charity Ball, taking place at the Round Room, Mansion House on May 13th 2023. All proceeds of this event will go towards three chosen charities - Children in Hospital Ireland, AsIAm and the Capuchin Day Centre. This black-tie event will be a fabulous night out in the heart of Dublin for you, your friends or your colleagues, while raising vital funds for charity. A raffle and auction [...]

Lord Mayor of Dublin’s Charity Ball2023-04-13T10:19:51+01:00

Annual Lecture 2023

Annual Lecture: Getting it Right, First and Every Time Improving The Experience For Children and Young People Undergoing Medical Procedures Register Now Children in Hospital Ireland are delighted to announce that we are hosting our Annual Lecture once again. This will be our first in-person Annual Lecture since 2019.  This is an opportunity for attendees to expand their knowledge and explore how professionals, parents and children and young people can work together to help improve the experiences for children undergoing procedures in hospital. Lucy Bray, Professor of Child Health Literacy at Edge Hill University in the UK will deliver the [...]

Annual Lecture 20232023-04-24T10:56:41+01:00
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