Our History

Denise Fitzgerald, Chief Executive, Children’s Health Foundation

Right across the hospitals – in wards, theatres, departments, Intensive Care Units and research centres – you can see the positive and on-going impact of donations, which allow CHI’s medical teams to continue to provide world-class medical treatment and care to sick children and their families.

In January 2019, the legal structure of the three existing children’s hospitals – Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and National Children’s Hospital Tallaght  – were merged under one new health group, Children’s Health Ireland (CHI).

To prepare for the future of paediatric healthcare in Ireland and to ensure that we can continue to support patients and their families in every step of their journey, Temple Street Foundation and CMRF Crumlin also came together at the beginning of 2019 to work together for sick children. In February 2019, Denise Fitzgerald was announced as Chief Executive of Children’s Health Foundation.

We also envisage that the National Children’s Hospital Foundation in Tallaght will join us in becoming a single, unified family for all of Ireland’s sickest children.