The Temple Street Foundation raises funds to enable Temple Street Children’s University Hospital to continue to provide world class care to Ireland’s sickest children.
The Temple Street Foundation was established in 2000 with the sole purpose of raising funds to make Temple Street Children’s University Hospital a better place. We work closely with the hospital to make sure that each and every one of the 145,000 children who come through our doors gets the world-class care and treatment they deserve.
When a child’s life hangs in the balance – every second counts. Having access to state of the art facilities and equipment literally saves lives. And that’s why it is so important that we continue to strive to make the hospital a better place.
We have big plans over the next year as we endeavour to raise funds to construct a new Neurology and Renal Outpatients Unit. These are two of the hospital’s major specialties and the expert care in these units is a lifeline for more than 6,000 sick children each year. Both of these areas are in desperate need of a new home. The Neurology Department currently operates out of what was once an attic making it a very cramped environment for children suffering from complex disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy and rare brain disorders. And our Renal Outpatients area is struggling to cope with the increased number of children presenting with kidney problems. As well as the, we then want to purchase an intra-operative MRI scanner to help in surgeries removing brain tumours in 2016/2017. This would be the first of its kind in Ireland, consolidating Temple Street’s position as a world leader in Neurosurgery.
It is only with the support of the general public, corporates and community groups that we can make change happen, save children’s lives and turn our dreams into a reality.