As you may be aware the HSE ICT systems have been severely compromised due to a Cyber attack since Friday. All computers and phones are affected. This also  involves the analysis and reporting of blood results.

Please continue to send bloods as frequently as you have been advised by the metabolic team. There will, however be delays in having results reported back to you.

If you have any urgent concerns please contact  the hospital switch board   01 8784200. If you have an emergency regimen please have it to hand if phoning or attending hospital.

As our clinic attendance lists are computerized and we do not have access to these at present please contact the unit at 01-8784317 if you have an upcoming outpatient appointment (in person or virtual) to confirm whether or not it is going ahead.

Please be patient with us as we try to deal with this situation.

Thank you.

Metabolic Team


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

Welcome to Video Consultations

The metabolic service is now offering appointments using a video call
  • Enjoy the same high standard of care but without the disruption to your daily routine
  • Join from the convenience of your own home or local centre
  • Avoid the hospital waiting area
  • No parking hassle or fees
  • Save travel time in getting to your appointment

Learn More

Patient & Family News

Kuvan PPN

High-tech drug prescriptions including Kuvan are being affected by the cyber attack on the HSE. The normal process in prescribing Kuvan through the HSE high-tech hub is therefore not possible at the moment. Click here for full details

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.).