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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Sick children

All time
# Greenfield Site
Rural TDs say sick children will be left stranded in Dublin traffic if new children's hospital goes ahead
The cost of the new children’s hospital is expected to exceed €1 billion.
# Chernobyl
Irish people do their bit to help sick children in Belarus this Christmas
An Irish funded team of “flying doctors” have flown into Eastern Ukraine while dozens of children are coming over to Irish families for Christmas.
# cliona's foundation
Corrie debt storyline 'all too real' for Irish families with sick children
Many families are trying to make their child’s last Christmas special.
# Take a Break
'She gives the best kisses': Temple Street kids tell us why they love their mums
The feels.
# Christmas
Temple Street Hospital: A home away from home for sick children this Christmas
Parents have commended the staff for their excellent care over the Christmas period.
# Palliative Care
'We had to face facts that maybe our little girl was not going to make it'
LauraLynn palliative carers are looking after 40 families, who say the HSE respite could be organised a lot quicker.
# Good News
'€9,000 and more to come': Surge in donations to BUMBLEance after robbery
Faith in humanity restored.
# Sick children
Expert panel on discretionary medical cards need to be 'generous and inclusive'
The closing date for submissions to the expert panel is today.
# Retrospective
Families who had discretionary medical card revoked already will not get them back
The HSE said there are legal issues surrounding the reinstating of discretionary medical cards that have already been taken away.
# promises
Alex White to meet with medical card campaigners this afternoon
The parents want reassurance those who had their cards removed before the announcement yesterday will get them back.
# promise
Taoiseach pledges to solve problem of medical cards being removed from sick children
Enda Kenny said proposals were being submitted tomorrow in a bid to fix the problems with the system.
# Medical Cards
"It is only a matter of time before a stressed out parent is pushed over the edge"
Nurses caring for seriously ill children have written an open letter to Minister for Health James Reilly about the lack of discretionary medical cards for their patients.
# Let It Snow
Hospital turns grounds into winter wonderland for sick kids
Here’s your daily dose of Christmas cheer.
# Christmas Cheer
Pic: Guess who dropped in to visit kids at Crumlin hospital yesterday?
The Irish actor Colin Farrell dropped in with presents to spend time with some of the young patients yesterday.
# humbug
Christmas presents for sick children stolen from hospital
Warning: this is possibly the saddest story you’re going to read this Christmas.
# Children's Hospital
New hospital in 2017 will be 'too late' for today's sick children
Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin has started a fundraising campaign to finish vital work next year.
# liquid paracetamol
New dosage instructions for children's liquid paracetamol
The Irish Medicines Board says new instructions will give more detail on children’s ages and the related dosage.
# Inkgate
Can you supply cheaper ink for our TDs? Leinster House wants to know
A tendering process to supply ‘print consumables’ to Leinster House closes at noon today. Get your bids in now!
# Inkgate
Charity wants Ó Snodaigh's spent ink cartridges to raise funds
The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation says it could use the €50,000 worth of spent printer cartridges to raise funds for brain damaged children.