CHI at Connolly

What is CHI at Connolly?

CHI at Connolly is a new paediatric care service on the ground of Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, D15. It is part of the new model of care for children’s health services in Ireland.

The new children’s healthcare facility includes an OPD and UCC (Urgent Care Centre) that is staffed by a specialist paediatric staff, including nurses, doctors and health care professionals from our existing hospitals. There are also OPD clinics, including General Paediatrics and Orthopaedics at CHI at Connolly.

What is an Urgent Care Centre (UCC)?

The CHI at Connolly UCC is for children and young people who have a minor injury and/or illness or condition that must be treated promptly, but that are not life-threatening and do not require an ED visit or in-patient admission.

Children and young persons are able to present at the UCC with or without referral from a GP and no appointment is needed.

Children and young people that require emergency or specialist care will continue to be cared for in our three existing children’s hospitals as we prepare transition to the new children’s hospital in 2023.

What do we treat in our new UCC (Urgent Care Centre)?

In our UCC we treat;

  • Sprains, strains and broken bones
  • Vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Fever in babies older than 12 weeks old
  • Small cuts and injuries
  • Mild asthma

In our UCC we do not treat;

  • Serious head, back and neck injuries
  • Severe stomach or chest pain
  • Severe burns
  • Fever in babies less than 12 weeks old
  • Seizures
  • Severe trouble breathing

What OPD clinics are offered in Connolly?

  • General Paediatric and Orthopaedics clinics

What other services are available in Connolly?

  • Radiology/ X-Ray

  • Phlebotomy/ Blood Tests

CHI at Connolly is open

CHI at Connolly, Blanchardstown, D15 opened on Wed 31st July 2019.

Outpatient services are open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday

The Urgent Care Centre is opening on a phased basis (initially 10am – 5pm, Monday – Friday). This phasing allows us to monitor and review our processes, provide ‘on the job’ training of staff and above all else, assess and monitor patient safety. Hours of opening will be increased as on-going recruitment is successful and in response to the monitoring of processes. For more information please visit https://childrenshealthireland.ie/connolly

Current Opportunities at Connolly

There are a wide and appealing range of clinical and non-clinical job opportunities in CHI at Connolly.