Our main MS/MS analyser is now back in action. We use this analyser to analyse patient PHE levels so that their diets can be managed. The service operates 3 days per week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday with results issued Wednesday-Friday. The contingency plan in place allowed us to issue results for 100 blood samples. We will be in […]
Important News Alert – Delay in Reporting of Phenylalanine Results
Dear Parents & Patients, We are experiencing issues with our lab analyser. This is impacting on the response time of your phenylalanine results. We are working very closely with our engineers to resolve this matter. We are working though a contingency process on a clinical priority basis. We apologise for delays you are experiencing and […]
Family Forum December 2021
Save the Date Children’s Health Ireland Family Forum When: 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 […]
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). For reliable and up to date information we urge you to consult the HSE […]
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. Kuvan prescriptions will be issued on a paper high- tech prescription and will be posted to the individuals this week. This prescription […]
For the latest and most accurate information on Covid vaccinations, please consult the HSE website at this link: www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/covid-19-vaccine.html
Children and COVID-19
Thankfully, we now know that COVID-19 in children is generally mild, even in those with underlying conditions. Please do, however, remember to get the flu vaccine in the Autumn. We will be glad to see all our young patients return to school soon. The following guidance was produced by Paediatricians for medically vulnerable children in […]
Bake sale donation.
One of our lovely patients, Eoin Brogan (11 years) from Donegal, recently came to clinic with his parents. They presented a very generous donation to Prof. Monavari for the National Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disorders. Eoin’s sister, Kellyann, is a chef and works in the Redcastle Oceanfront Hotel and Spa. Kellyann was keen to raise […]
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.). This award recognises our Centre as an approved site to provide training in Paediatric Inherited Metabolic Diseases. Historically, the Centre has trained […]
Update on Kuvan® responsiveness testing.
We are happy to inform you that we have recommenced Kuvan® responsiveness testing in line with current government guidelines on COVID-19. A small number of patients with PKU may not need a hospital admission for the responsiveness testing and these families will have been made aware of this. However, a larger number of patients will […]