Preparing Your Child for Hospital

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding children attending Galway Clinic:

Can my child be treated in Galway Clinic Emergency Department?

Children under the age of 5 years of age cannot be seen in our Emergency Department.

Children aged between 5-16 years of age can be treated for minor injuries only.

Please call our Emergency Department prior to your arrival on 091 - 785999

Can children have a consultation with a Galway Clinic Consultant?

It would depend on the speciality but you will firstly need a referral letter from your child's GP.

Many of the Galway Clinic Consultants across a wide variety of specialities treat children and carry our minor surgical procedures here in Galway Clinic.

The procedures and age of the child are dependent on each consultant.

Here are a few useful tips to help prepare your child for their hospital visit:

  • Talk about your hospital visit in advance of your appointment
  • Explain to your child what will happen when you arrive
  • If your child has a favourite toy or teddy bear please bring it along
  • Please bring loose fitting comfortable clothing for your child

Parent Preparations Questions I should ask my Consultant

  • How long will the procedure take?
  • Does my child need to fast?
  • Will an overnight stay be required?

The Galway Clinic will be happy to help with any special requirements that you may need for your child during their stay in the Galway Clinic.

Please feel free to contact our Admission Manager on 091 785813 for more information.