Paediatric Liaison


The Paediatric Liaison Department was set up to take care of children and their particular needs in the hospital environment with particular emphasis on the inclusion of parents/guardians in facilitating patient centred care. This care of children commences before the day of the operation as the child is prepared for surgery. 

Patient PlayingSummary of Services Provided

  • The patient will often meet a member of the Paediatric Liaison team in our Out-Patient Department or if they require it, in the Pre Assessment Clinic where there will be plenty of opportunity to ask any questions regarding what to expect during their time in hospital.
  • The Paediatric Nurse specialist (Clinical Nurse Specialist) is available by phone from 7.30am – 4pm Monday to Friday to answer any queries if we do not meet you before admission to hospital and can be contacted after your hospital stay for support.
  • For their stay at Cappagh Hospital, children will be nursed on St Mary’s Ward, where a dedicated area is located.  For children attending the Day Ward there is also a dedicated area where the CNS can work with patients.
  • On the ward the CNS, along with dedicated ward staff, work with the patient and family to ensure optimum care of the patient liaising also with the physiotherapist, occupational therapist and the medical team in preparation for going home.

Hours of Service

Monday – Friday: 7.30am – 4.00pm

Contact Information

Ms Margaret Phillips
CNS - Paediatric/Adolescent Liaison
Email: mags [dot] phillips [at] cappagh [dot] ie

Ms Bairbre Webb O’Maolagáin
CNS - Paediatric/Adolescent Liaison
Email: bairbre [dot] webb [at] cappagh [dot] ie
Phone: +353 (1) 8140 468

Mission Statement

We are inspired by the love of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy.

We strive to Care for all patients with excellence, Cherish the uniqueness of each person and Treat them with compassion, love and integrity.

We are constantly challenged to meet the needs of our times in all aspects of care, through ongoing education and research.