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Paediatrics Surgical Department

We would like to welcome you to Beacon Hospital Paediatric Services.

At present we offer Day Care and overnight procedures, which include: ENT, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Urology, Dentistry and Ophthalmology. Your child’s safety and well being is of the utmost importance to us. Beacon Hospital hopes that by giving you the following information we will be able help you to prepare your child for their hospital admission with minimum anxiety.

Your child should not come to the hospital for a planned operation for 4 weeks following the BCG or MMR. For all other vaccinations your child should not come to the hospital for a planned operation for one week after he/she has received the vaccine.

If your child has had an infectious illness or has been in contact with an infectious illness (for example chicken pox, measles, mumps) in the six weeks before a planned operation it is safer that your child does not come to the hospital.

Please contact the nursing staff at the day ward of the allocated hospital for further information.

Discussing your child’s visit to hospital, answering questions openly and honestly according to the age of your child will help alleviate their fears and anxieties (role play with the child’s favourite toy is an effective method of preparation.

What to Bring
– Nappies/nappy bags as appropriate
– Baby wipes
– Barrier cream
– Soother/comforter
– Loose clothing i.e. Tracksuit
– Bottles/Beaker
– Towel for Journey home
– A spare set of clothes

– Please arrive to the main Hospital Reception at the time given to you by the scheduling department at Beacon Hospital.
– No siblings are allowed on the Day Unit for Health and Safety Reasons.
– Please ensure a responsible adult will be able to look after your child for the first 24 hours after surgery.
– Due to space restrictions and health and safety only 1 parent/guardian is allowed to accompany your child to and from theatre. Any accompanying adults are welcome to use the coffee shop/canteen facilities on the 2nd or 6th floor.
– Please ensure you remove any nail varnish on your child before you come in (both fingers and toes).

After your child’s operation/procedure
– Your child will remain in the Day Unit until fully recovered from the anaesthetic; this varies for each individual child.
– Your child will be offered flat 7-up in order to slowly rehydrate. Solids are not always given as they may cause vomiting.
– We advise where possible that you have an adult to sit beside your child in the car for the journey home.
– Please follow any special instructions regarding dressing or removal of sutures given to you by the nurse on discharge.
– Your child may return to normal activity as soon as they feel able, or as per doctor’s instructions.

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Contact Information

If you have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact one of the Paediatric Nurses at the numbers below.

Paediatric Unit: 01-650 4665
Scheduling: 01-293 8652

Mr John Russell

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Phone: 01 213 5699
Fax: 01 213 5677

Mr Paul Burns

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Phone: 087 982 0562
Fax: 01 293 8625

Ann O’Connor

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Phone: 01 293 8669
Fax: 01 293 8654

Mr Michael Colvreavy

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Phone: 01 650 4665
Fax: 01 293 7563

Ms Deirdre Fitzgerald

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Phone: 01 650 4665
Fax: 01 293 7563

Mr Stephen Hone

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Phone: 01 645 9545
Fax: 01 645 9547

Mr John Kinsella

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Phone: 01 293 8669
Fax: 01 293 8654

Mr Peter Meagher

Plastic Surgery
Phone: 01 213 5608
Fax: 01 293 5962

Mr Neville Shine

Consultant ENT Surgeon
Phone: 01 293 8669
Fax: 01 293 8654

Prof Prem Puri

Urology & General Surgery
Phone: 01 292 0530
Fax: 01 293 0119

Prof Feargal Quinn

Urology & General Surgery
Phone: 087 122 2860
Fax: 01 697 5775

Mr Sami Awadalla

Urology & General Surgery
Phone: 01 650 4665
Fax: 01 293 7563

Ms Paula Kelly

Orthopaedics
Phone: 01 213 5682
Fax: 01 292 0591

Dr Liz Purcell

Plastic Surgery
Phone: 087 277 4884
Fax: 045 898 427

Mr Donal Brosnahan

Ophthalmology
Phone: 01 491 5713
Fax: 01 491 4803

Prof Michael O’Keefe

Ophthalmology
Phone: 01 650 4665
Fax: 01 293 7563

Ms Caitriona Kirwan

Ophthalmology
Phone:  01 650 4665
Fax: 01 293 7563

Mr Brice Antao

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Phone:  01 650 4665
Fax: 01 293 7563

Mr Andrew Norris

Dental Surgery
Phone: 087 661 6071
Fax: 01 213 5645

Dr Aifric Ni Chaollai

Dental Surgery
Phone: 01 406 8177
Fax: 01 496 7100

Dr Eimear McHugh

Dental Surgery
Phone: 01 289 9002
Fax: 01 293 7563

Ms Éilís Fitzgerald

Plastic Surgery
Phone: 086 857 7123
Fax: 01 292 0585