Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn


Children's University Hospital (CUH), Temple Street, Dublin 1

Temple St

The Children's University Hospital was founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1872 making it one of Ireland's longest established hospitals. It is an acute paediatric hospital that cares for approximately 145,000 sick children per year. It also provides chronic and emergency care services across Dublin and throughout the country via the national specialist referral. It is home to the National Referral Centre for several disorders including Inherited Metabolic Disorders.

RCSI staff in CUH: RCSI clinical teaching in Temple Street is headed up by Prof. Alf Nicholson, Professor and Head of Paediatrics RCSI. Prof. Nicholson is joined by Prof. Martin White, Dr Michael Riordan, clinical tutors, clinical lecturers and support staff in the RCSI academic team at CUH. The CUH teaching programme is coordinated by Norma McEneaney in Prof. Nicholson’s office.



Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin, Dublin 12


Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin (OLCHC) opened in 1956 with the objective to care for and treat sick children. It is the largest acute paediatric teaching hospital in Ireland and acts as the national referral centre in Ireland for a many of the key subspecialties in paediatrics including cardiac disease, oncology and burns. In respect to the cases seen in OLCHC, in 2014 the hospital had 34,770 emergency attendances, 17,700 day cases, 10,467 in-patient admissions, 74,843 outpatient attendances and performed 14,744 surgical procedures.

RCSI staff in OLCHC: RCSI clinical teaching in Crumlin is headed up by Prof. Paul McNally, Associate Professor of Paediatrics RCSI. Prof. McNally is joined by Prof. Martin White, Dr Michael Riordan, Dr Seamus Hussey, clinical tutors, clinical lecturers and support staff in the RCSI academic team at Crumlin. RCSI teaching at Crumlin is co-ordinated by Katie O’Connor in Prof. McNally’s office. To contact the team, please email or phone 01 409 6500.


Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1


Rotunda Hospital is a maternity hospital based on Parnell Street in Dublin city centre and was founded in 1745. It prides itself on being the oldest working maternity hospital in the world. In 2012, the hospital received the National Baby Friendly Hospital Award.

RCSI clinical teaching in the Rotunda is headed up by Prof. Naomi McCallion, Associate Professor of Neonatology RCSI. Prof. McCallion is joined by clinical tutors, clinical lecturers and support staff in the RCSI academic team at the Rotunda.



St Luke's General Hospital Carlow/Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

St Lukes

St Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny is the Acute General Hospital that services the counties Carlow and Kilkenny and was founded in 1942. St Luke’s Hospital is part of the Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG). It has a bed capacity of 311 beds. St Luke’s Hospital provides an array of services, namely general medical, surgical, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatric, psychiatry, cardiology, endocrinology, hepatology, gastroenterology, oncology, palliative care and anaesthetic services to the Carlow/Kilkenny area The Paediatric Department in St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny serves the children of Carlow and Kilkenny as well as areas of Tipperary, Laois and South Wicklow. In post are 5.5 consultants with specialist interests including general paediatrics, child development and neurodisability, autism, diabetes and allergy. There is a 19-bed paediatric ward, three-bed paediatric assessment unit (PAU) and five-bed special care baby unit (SCBU).

In 2015 there were 2,392 admissions to the paediatric ward, 305 admissions to the SCBU and a further 9,365 attendances to the PAU. General and specialist clinic are held in both Carlow and Kilkenny. St Luke's recently opened its new emergency department with dedicated facilities for children.

RCSI staff in St Luke's General Hospital, Kilkenny: Dr David Waldron, Consultant Paediatrician s.i. Community Child Health Clinical Senior Lecturer, RCSI. Dr Waldron is a consultant paediatrician with special interest in Community Child Health based in St Luke’s. Dr Waldron graduated from UCD in 1995 and completed HST in Ireland and the UK. This included HST in community paediatrics and neurodisabilty in London and Harper House Autism Unit, Radlett. Dr Waldron was appointed to St Luke’s Hospital in 2006. Dr Waldron’s specialist interests are in child development and autism. He is the Paediatric Lead for Sensori-neural Hearing Loss in the South-East Regional. Dr Waldron was appointed as Clinical Senior Lecturer in RCSI in 2013. Email or call 056 7785705.

Midland Regional Hospital/Mullingar Hospital

Midlands Regional

Midland Regional Hospital is a public hospital established in 1986. It's total bed capacity is 204. The paediatric ward is a 25-bedded facility, comprising of 15 beds and 10 cots. There is also a 6-bedded special care baby unit attached to the main Paediatric ward. The Paediatric outpatient department attendance was 4568 in 2015, while inpatient admissions including day cases were 2496 in the same year. There were 2461 births in 2013 which was the 8th highest delivery rate in the country. Mullingar is also unique in having a well-established paediatric assessment unit offering unique opportunities for learning for undergraduate and post graduate students.

RCSI staff in Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar: Professor Farhana Sharif is the RCSI teaching lead at Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar. Professor Sharif graduated from the Aga Khan University in Pakistan, she completed her Paediatric Residency Program at the University of St Louis, Missouri. She also holds a Masters degree in Child Health from the University of Warwick, U.K. Prof. Sharif is the Lead Clinician of Early Intervention Teams of Longford Westmeath, as well as the Regional Palliative Care Champion. Her main area of interest is child development and disability. Prof. Sharif is joined by Dr O'Grady, who has a special interest in paediatric diabetes and endocrinology, as well as Dr Lambert and Dr McCarton in delivering the academic teaching program for RCSI students at MRH Mullingar.

Cavan General Hospital, Co. Cavan

Cavan General

Cavan General Hospital provides acute-care hospital services for the population of Cavan and Monaghan. It has 264 beds, 193 of which are in-patient acute beds, while 46 are reserved for acute day cases and 25 beds are for psychiatric services. In terms of cases of all ages, in 2008 the hospital served 55,234 out-patients, and 14,822 in-patients, with an average stay of 4.5 nights. The hospital has a 16 bedded children's ward and Special Care Baby Unit and a busy Paediatric Assessment Unit (Paeds ED/Day ward), where there is regular structured teaching and tutorials and a wide choice of clinics with ample opportunity to learn paediatrics.

RCSI staff in Cavan General Hospital: RCSI clinical teaching in Cavan General Hospital is headed up by Dr Nick van der Spek, Senior Lecturer of Paediatrics RCSI. Dr van der Spek is joined by Dr Ann Leahy, Dr Alan Finan and Dr Asad Rahman consultant paediatricians and enthusiastic NCHD support staff in the RCSI academic team. RCSI teaching at Cavan is supported by Bernie Briody in Dr van der Spek's office by emailing or phone 049 4376474. 

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Drogheda Hospital

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital (OLOL), Drogheda is a busy acute regional hospital with a maternity and neonatal unit which serves the whole of the north east region including, Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan and North Co. Dublin. The paediatric department comprises a 32-bedded paediatric unit with an adjacent six-bedded paediatric day ward.

There is also a paediatric assessment unit where patients are seen on referral from the community; this gives a variety of exposure for students learning. There are 16 cots in Drogheda’s level two neonatal unit including five ICU cots. There were 3293 births in 2015. The paediatric services in OLOLH had 16,337 ED attendances, 4,451 in-patients, 599 day cases, 5,078 outpatient attendances in 2015.

RCSI staff in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda:

Dr Siobhan Gormally is a graduate of NUI Galway. Her postgraduate qualifications include MRCP (UK) and an MD. She did a postgraduate Fellowship in McGill University in Montreal Canada.Dr Gormally is a senior lecturer in Paediatrics with RCSI and also is a Clinical Director for Quality and Safety for the RSCI Hospital Group. In 2013, She was awarded the President’s Teaching Award 2013.

Dr Ireti Farombi-Oghuvbu RSCI paediatric clinical teaching in OLOLH, is organised and delivered by Dr Siobhan Gormally and Dr Ireti Farombi, with the support of the paediatric consultants and competent NCHDs who are involved in the teaching of students rotating through the department. Dr Ireti Farombi graduated from College of Medicine; University of Lagos, Nigeria. She did her postgraduate training in paediatrics in the UK and obtained her MRCPCH in 1999. She obtained her MD in a Neonatal research from UCD. Dr Farombi’s special interest is Neonatology.

South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen


The hospital provides essential health and social care for the people living in the Western Trust Area. The South West Acute Hospital has up to 312 in-patient and day case beds.

RCSI staff in South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen:

Dr Raymond Nethercott



University Hospital Waterford, Co. Waterford

Waterford Regional

University Hospital Waterford formerly known Waterford Regional Hospital provides acute-care hospital services for the population of County Waterford and the South East. In 2008, the hospital served 122,837 out-patients, and 23,367 in-patients, with an average stay of 6.3 nights.

RCSI staff in University Hospital Waterford: Dr Norma Goggin Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics Consultant Paediatrician RCSI, University Hospital Waterford.