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's 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.
You can contact the Area Medical Officers at (067) 46465.
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.
Children and Families' Services
Social Work and Child Protection Services are provided by the HSE to children and families who require support.
Social Work Department, North Tipperary
Civic Offices, Limerick road, Nenagh Tel: (067) 46660
Social Work Department (Limerick East)
Unit 3 St. Camillus Hospital Limerick Tel: (061) 483 711
Social Work Department (Limerick West)
Unit 3, St. Camillus Hospital Limerick Tel: (061) 483 996
Child Development Centre
Bank House, Lower Cecil Street, Limerick Tel: (061) 400 540
Child & Family Centre
Limerick Tel: (061) 483 692
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, call HSELive 1800 700 700 or visit - www.immunisation.ie