National Children's Hospital

The National Children's Hospital (Irish: Ospidéal Náisiúnta na Leanaí) was a children's teaching hospital in Dublin, Ireland. It was absorbed into the Tallaght Hospital in June 1998.

National Children's Hospital
Health Service Executive
87-91 Harcourt Street (on the right with the portico), home of the National Children's Hospital from 1887 to 1998
National Children's Hospital is located in Central Dublin
National Children's Hospital
Shown in Dublin
LocationDublin City, County Dublin, Ireland
Coordinates53°20′11″N 6°15′46″W / 53.33650°N 6.26289°W / 53.33650; -6.26289
Care systemHSE
SpecialityChildren's Hospital
ListsHospitals in the Republic of Ireland



The hospital was founded by Sir Philip Crampton, Sir Henry Marsh and Dr Charles Johnston, on Pitt Street (now Balfe Street) in The Liberties as the Institute for Sick Children in 1821.[1] Following amalgamation with the National Orthopaedic and Children's Hospital in 1884, the combined institution moved to Harcourt Street in 1887.[2] It was absorbed into the Tallaght Hospital as its Children's Services Department in June 1998.[3][4]

In November 2012 the Minister for Health James Reilly announced plans to transfer Children's Services from the Tallaght University Hospital to a new children's hospital on the campus of St. James's Hospital.[5][6]


  1. ^ "The Late Sir Philip Crampton". British Medical Journal. 1 (78): 521–522. 1858. PMC 2251290. PMID 20743387.
  2. ^ Thoms Directory 1870-1905
  3. ^ "This day in 1998: Tallaght University Hospital opened its doors". The Echo. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Children's Services". Tallaght University Hospital. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  5. ^ "The national children's hospital: A timeline". Irish Times. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  6. ^ Flaherty, Rachel; D'Arcy, Ciarán. "The national children's hospital: A timeline". The Irish Times. Retrieved 17 January 2019.