Children’s Health Ireland’s Youth Advisory Council visit new children’s hospital

by Gazette Reporter
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Children’s Health Ireland’s Youth Advisory Council is made up of current and past users of the three children’s hospitals in Dublin.

The group provides collaboration, advice and feedback on the operational and clinical services provided by the three children’s hospitals in order to improve the patient/family experience. 

Emma Garvey, Ashleigh Kiernan, Isabel Kiernan, Molly Lynch and Mia Keaveney and front Emily Fitzsimons, members of Children’s Health Ireland’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

Their first-hand experience and insights are an integral part of the design and build of the new hospital project.

Evidence of this input was seen when the YAC visited the hospital’s adjacent demonstration space, used for testing new equipment and staff familiarisation. For example, the YAC were shown what the new children’s hospital’s individual bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and space for a parent or guardian to stay close to their child look like. 

Members of the YAC were also shown the latest progress on site and also met with the clinical and construction teams across the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board, Children’s Health Ireland and BAM Ireland.

This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the Youth Advisory Council

Pictured are members of Children’s Health Ireland’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC), who recently visited the site of the new children’s hospital.

Pic:Naoise Culhane Photography

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