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

St Nessan's Road, Limerick, Limerick, V94 C566

Phone: 061 482172

Email: -

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

About Paediatrics

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

About 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

How to access this service: 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

Special instructions for patients during COVID19

We may ask you to:

  • attend a virtual clinic
  • wear a face mask/other PPE
  • complete a COVID-19 questionnaire by phone before coming to hospital and to repeat same on arrival
  • to wait in their car until closer to your appointment time


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