Art, from Ireland

Art was 10 days old when we got the call. A man on the end of the line, a doctor from the hospital, told us there were abnormalities in our newborn screening results.  The newborn screening was something you just did, never thinking your child would have one of the conditions they tested for. I […]

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 […]

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. Kuvan prescriptions will be issued on a paper high- tech prescription and will be posted to the individuals this week. This prescription […]


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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 […]