The Irish Times highlights the hidden costs uncovered in Financial Research Report launched by Children in Hospital Ireland - October 27th 2020
Children in Hospital Ireland urge the HSE and individual hospitals to communicate with families to help reduce the fear and anxiety which parents may feel and to ensure that parents and children are confident about when and how they will return for treatment or consultations.
For parents looking for information and guidance regarding hospitalisation and hospital appointments during the Coronavirus outbreak, Children's Health Ireland have released this statement for the Dublin's children's hospitals. Visitor restrictions remain in place for members of the public. Parents/guardians or those designated by parents/guardians can visit their children. Siblings and other children however, should not come to the hospital to visit. It is important that if you or a member of your family is self isolating you should contact the hospital before attending. https://www.olchc.ie/Children-Family/COVID-19-Message-for-Families-/
Listen to presenter Niamh Hand chat to Maura Lavelle of Children in Hospital Ireland: it covers history and the legacy of the founders of Children in Hospital Ireland, progression in children's care in hospitals, the work of volunteers and the ongoing research, educational and advocacy work carried out. Click here:
"I would encourage absolutely anyone to join. We are making a difference in children’s hospital experience as well as the parents’ and so it is a win-win situation." Read the interview in full
Childhood Illness - Financial Stress
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CHI volunteers play vital role for both young patients and parents.
Taking on a challenge for kids in hospital