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



We are hiring for a position of Information and Communication Officer Closing date - 27th January 2023 Read job description below: Job Description CIH Information Officer 2023

WE ARE HIRING2023-01-05T12:29:01+00:00

Advocacy Newsletter 2022


Throughout 2022 Children in Hospital Ireland has continued our work advocating for rights and welfare of children and their families before, during, and after hospitalisation. Check out our newsletter to find out more about the work we have been involved with. Please note - This document includes clickable links. If you wish to find out more about any of the topics listed in the newsletter simply click on it and you will be redirected to the relevant source. Further information about our advocacy work can be found here Children in Hospital Ireland Advocacy Newsletter 2022

Advocacy Newsletter 20222022-10-26T16:03:23+01:00

Budget 2023 Media Coverage


Our call for a new social protection payment in Budget 2023 has received a great response. Check out some of the media coverage we have received. Anna and Yvonne's story - Irish Daily Mail Ayla and Yvonne's story - Virgin Media News Fiachra Brennan, Policy Officer on the Pat Kenny Show - Newstalk, Friday August 26 James and Cllr Vicki Casserly's story - The Echo Coverage of our pre-budget submission - The Irish Independent Coverage of our pre-budget submission - Coverage of our pre-budget submission - Click here to read our full pre-budget submission

Budget 2023 Media Coverage2022-10-20T14:34:53+01:00

Letter to the Editor – Supporting parents with children in hospital


Sir, – The article “Supreme Court dismisses father and son’s appeal over care allowance while child was hospitalised” (News, July 4th) highlights once more the failure of existing Government supports to respond adequately to the particular and very significant financial pressures experienced by families when a child becomes seriously ill and requires prolonged hospitalisation. Click here to read the full Letter to the Editor from Children in Hospital Ireland.

Letter to the Editor – Supporting parents with children in hospital2022-07-14T10:42:17+01:00

Letter to the Editor – Children’s Mental Health Services


The article Laws 'must state no children will be admitted to adult mental health facilities' (Irish Examiner, December 1) is a timely reminder of the need for increased investment in mental health services for children and young people. Click here to read the full letter to the Editor from Children in Hospital Ireland (CIH).

Letter to the Editor – Children’s Mental Health Services2021-12-07T12:27:09+00:00

Supports for Volunteers


Children in Hospital Ireland places great importance on ensuring volunteers are supported and valued. The CIH strategic plan lists among its 6 priorities “to continue to support, value and appreciate those who volunteer their time and talents to enable CIH carry out its work.” CIH has a responsibility to its volunteers to: Provide well-defined role descriptions setting out clear expectations and boundaries. Organise regular training and meetings for volunteers. Provide up-to-date child protection and health and safety training Maintain recruitment, selection, training and supervisory procedures of the highest standard for all volunteers with secure and adequate records. Foster and [...]

Supports for Volunteers2023-01-06T12:09:32+00:00

Supporting parents of children in hospital


Sir, – The article “Father and son lose appeal over care allowance while child is in hospital”, (Mary Carolan, News, July 22nd) reports on the Court of Appeal’s rejection of an appeal against a decision to refuse payment of domiciliary care allowance in the case of a child who had spent a prolonged period in hospital. Read the full letter here 

Supporting parents of children in hospital2021-09-28T13:53:46+01:00


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