Child Health: Area Medical Teams visit schools in the area to give vaccinations like the MMR, Meningitis C, Rubella etc. They also work with Public Health Nurses to check on a child development from birth onwards, through a series of standard regular checks. Area Medical Officers also play an important role in managing outbreaks of illness like measles or mumps in the area.
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting your child against certain diseases. Children and young people in Ireland are entitled to certain vaccinations and immunisation services free of charge. These vaccines are provided by your GP, in Hospitals, at Health Centres, at home or at school.
For more information on immunisation talk to your GP, Public Health Nurse at your local Health Centre, call the HSE info line 1850 24 1850 or visit - www.immunisation.ie
The Social Work team in the Local Health Office is responsible for providing support to children and families in this community. This involves Family Support Services, and care for older people. In cases where children are at risk of harm through abuse, Child Protection Social Workers have an important role in providing care, assessment and follow up to those children and their families, through the Fostering and Child Protection Teams.
Crisis Intervention Service, Park House, North Circular Road, Dublin 7 Tel: (01) 838 7122
Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services
Warrenstown House In-Patient Unit, Blanchardstown Road North, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 Tel: (01) 821 2411/2169
Department of Child Psychiatry, Tallaght Hospital , Dublin 24 Tel: (01) 414 4802
Child and Family Centre, St James’s Hospital, St James’s Street, Dublin 8 Tel: (01) 454 3710/3890
Connolly Norman House, North Circular Road, Dublin 7 Tel: (01) 868 1400