The Children’s Heart Centre is a flagship development within the overall All Island CHD Network. Funding from the Children’s Heartbeat Trust has enabled the creation of this state-of-the-art child and family friendly environment.
The Children’s Heart Centre was officially opened on the 12th June 2019 by Rory Best OBE and Clark Clinic patient Aimee Brady (10).
Over five years ago the charity began campaigning for a dedicated childrens heart facility in Belfast as part of the All Island CHD Network and through close collaboration with the Belfast Trust and Dept of Health, that vision has now been realised.
The charity provided over £50,000 of financial support to create a warm and welcoming child and family-centred environment. This includes sensory equipment in the waiting areas and investigation rooms, iPads and interactive panels to engage children of all ages and wonderful artwork throughout the centre.
The new facility will deliver crucial aspects of the ongoing care for children with heart defects, including the provision of segregated specialist outpatient clinics, imaging services, day procedure cases, a research and telemedicine hub, as well as specialist diagnosis and treatment for babies and children. Patients at the centre will range from new-born babies right up to teenagers.
We are very grateful to the families, organisations and groups whose tireless fundraising allowed us to create such a child and family friendly space.