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Children's Ark Inpatient beds Paediatric High Dependency Unit - University Hospital Limerick


Saint Nessan's Road, Limerick, V94 F858

  • 061 482172

Internal Directions: Enter the front door of the UHL hospital, take a right past the shop, follow the curved wall which winds right along a large corridor, you will pass another shop on the right and the Paediatric Department is at the first set of double doors on the left after the shop area

Opening hours: 24 hours, 7 days per week


Paediatrics is the area of medicine that manages medical conditions affecting infants, children and young people.

Children's Ark Inpatient beds Paediatric High Dependency Unit

Children's Ark is a 52 inpatient bed unit with children < 2 years on the Rainbow ward, and children > 2 years on the Sunshine ward. There are also two High Dependency beds which manage the care of critically-ill children. This is the only unit outside of Dublin

Referrals and Appointments

Available to: Critically ill Children

Who needs to refer you: On Call Service

Referral Information: Referral Letter to include name, date of birth, address, any relevant medical information specific to the referral, list of current medications prepared by On Call Services

We ask that in the case of children attending for a procedure or appointment, they are accompanied by one adult only and that no siblings may attend.

In the case of day surgery, persons accompanying the patient will not be permitted to wait in the hospital and will be asked to return once the patient has recovered.


Page last reviewed: May 29, 2023, 2:48 p.m.