The Children’s Heart Centre is a key development project within the overall plans for the All Island CHD Network. Additional funding from Children’s Heartbeat Trust will enable the creation of a state-of-the-art child and family friendly environment.
The new Children’s Heart Centre at RBHSC is a flagship project of the developing All Island CHD Network. The improved facility will deliver crucial aspects of ongoing care for children with heart defects, including the provision of segregated specialist outpatient clinics, imaging services, day procedures as well as a research and telemedicine hub.
Children’s Heartbeat Trust has been involved in the development of this project since its conception and has pledged additional funding to ensure the area is child and family friendly. The charity has previously delivered a similar project with the Children’s MRI Scanner Unit and has seen the positive impact that sensory equipment, innovative lighting, bright murals and a child centred environment has for families when visiting the hospital.
We are delighted that work is well underway for the Children’s Heart Centre:
Phase 1 – the re-housing of the administrative, specialist and consultant offices, as well as the new telemedicine and research hub has just been completed.
Phase 2 – the extension to the ground floor of Clark Clinic to provide space for the new outpatients and imaging services has commenced and is due for completion in Summer 2018. The Clark Clinic ward on the first floor will remain the same.
We imagine there will be disruption for families attending imaging appointments as the work continues so keep an eye on our social media and website for all updates.