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Joining the dots

A project to capture the views of children and young people who are in hospital, their parents and hospital staff.

What is it?

Joining the Dots is a project that aims to capture the views of children and young people who are in hospital, their parents and hospital staff. The six-week consultation process began on 3 July and runs until 11 August 2017.

Who is taking part:

We are running Joining the Dots with the Children’s Hospital Group Board and the three children’s hospitals; Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and the National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght Hospital.

What will it do?

Joining the Dots is an exciting opportunity to hear, for the first time, from children who are in hospital about;

  • What is working well for children and young people across the three children’s hospitals
  • What might not be working so well
  • What changes, if they can be made, could help to make children and young people’s experiences of being in hospital better.

What will the outcome be?

A report about the results of Joining the Dots will be ready later this year. It will help inform a better experience for children and young people while they are in hospital.

It will also help with the planning and design of paediatric services in the new children’s hospital, and the two paediatric outpatient and urgent care centres at Connolly and Tallaght Hospitals.