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Children In Hospital Ireland provides play and recreation for children receiving inpatient and outpatient care in hospitals throughout Ireland.

Volunteer Play Services
Watch out for the red volunteer t-shirts in the hospital your child visits. Our volunteers provide play activities for children receiving inpatient and outpatient care.

JustAsk Volunteers – CHI at Crumlin
Our JustAsk volunteers in CHI at Crumlin help to welcome families as they arrive at the hospital and to help them find their way around.

Children In Hospital Ireland continues to advocate and consult with policymakers and hospital management on behalf of children in hospital and their families. CIH Ireland continues to draw attention to the importance of providing opportunities for play and recreation for children and young people in hospital, the positive role which play and recreation can have in recovering from illness and the need for increased provision of hospital play specialist services.

Other services
In addition to the InformationHub,  Children in Hospital also manages the website This website provides information and advice for young people and their parents to help prepare for moving to adult healthcare services.


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