National Paediatric Haematology & Oncology Programme at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin
- National Centre for Children’s Cancer in Ireland
- Only paediatric Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) centre in the Republic of Ireland with clinical, collection (HPC, Marrow & HPC, Apheresis) and HSCT processing
facilities based on-site.
- Catering for ages 0 – 16 years (>16 for special needs)
- 3 Consultant Oncologists and 4 Consultant Haematologists
- 19 inpatient beds including 4 HSCT beds
- 13 day beds where treatment is provided on a day case basis to patients
with malignant haematological and oncological conditions, haemophilia,
haemoglobinopathy, non-malignant haematology conditions and children 100 days
- HSCT outpatient facility with a HSCT dedicated waiting room, 1 clinic room, 1
isolation room and BMT office
- Haematology/Oncology Outpatient facility with 7 consultation rooms
- There are 5.8 whole time equivalent clinical nurse specialists in Haematology/
Oncology. They work with individual consultants in Haematology or Oncology and are
involved with families from the time of diagnosis, through treatment and on into the
outpatient setting. They are closely linked with the shared care service and provide
ongoing education and support.
- There are 2 Advanced Nurse Practitioners, one in Oncology and one in Haematology.
National Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Shared Care Network
As 60% of our patients live outside the
Dublin catchment area, the National
Programme is supported by 16 shared care
paediatric units across Ireland. These shared
care hospitals provide essential supportive
care and components of treatment locally
under the supervision of and in accordance
with the National Paediatric Haematology/
Oncology Programme treatment protocols.
Our vision of Shared Care is to facilitate the
child/adolescent’s journey through treatment
within a fully integrated, seamless and
effective shared care service.