The National Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (NCIMD) is the Irish referral centre for children with metabolic genetic disorders. We diagnose and care for families affected by metabolic disorders using a holistic and family-centred approach. We have a multidisciplinary team at NCIMD with extensive experience in the acute and long-term management of metabolic disorders.  

Metabolism is the process by which your body makes and utilises energy. Chemicals in the body break down proteins, fats and carbohydrates from foods into sugars and acids, which are the body’s ‘fuel’. A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in your body disrupt this process.  When this happens, you might have too much of some substances or too little of other ones that you need to stay healthy and the symptoms vary from one condition to another. There are over 500 known metabolic disorders.  

Patient & Family News

Save the Date: Family Forum December 2021

Tuesday 14th December 2021, 10:30am – 12:30pm via Digital Platform Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) are delighted to announce that we are recommencing our Family Forum. The Family Forum is a showcase of CHI progress, initiatives and an opportunity for discussion with our CHI families. We are currently seeking expressions of interest from parents/guardians/care givers/previous patients (adults), who would like to attend.

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Patient & Family News

COVID -19 Vaccination of 12-15 Year Olds 

We welcome the roll-out of the HSE vaccination programme to all 12-15 year olds.

We encourage all families with metabolic disorders to take up the vaccines.

None of the vaccines are contraindicated for our patients (even for those patients who may also have cardiac problems).

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Healthcare Professionals News


The staff in the NCIMD are delighted that our Centre was recently awarded a Certificate of Training Recognition by the European Academy of Paediatrics of the European Union of Medical Specialists Organization (U.E.M.S.).