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Temple Street Children's University Hospital is a children's hospital located on Temple Street, Dublin, Ireland. It was founded in 1872 and serves North Dublin City and County and provides a secondary and tertiary referral and care service both regionally and nationally. It is the only inner city children's hospital and its catchment includes areas of the South Dublin inner city.


The Children's Hospital was founded in 1872 at 9 Upper Buckingham Street by a group of charitable people headed by Mrs. Ellen Woodlock, helped by her close friend Sarah Atkinson. The hospital opened with 8 beds. [3]

In 1876, the growing success of the hospital prompted the governing committee to invite the Religious Sisters of Charity to take over the running of the hospital. [3]

In May 1879 the lease at 9 Upper Buckingham Street expired and with a bequest from Mrs. Simpson the sisters purchased 15 Temple Street £2,500 and on 17 June 1879, the new hospital was opened with 21 beds.

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