Baby Care After Discharge

Useful Information

Common Concerns About Your Baby

Baby Clinic Appointments

Some babies continue to attend the hospital as outpatients. These include babies who were admitted to the NICU or babies who were discovered to have certain medical conditions while on the postnatal wards. Should your baby need to return to this clinic you will be given an appointment.  The appointment date may be arranged before your discharge, if this isn’t possible it will then be sent to you at home. For everybody's benefit and knowing the pressures of a new baby at home the clinic operates on a strict appointment system.  


Baby Clinic Details
Monday to Friday 9:30 - 13:00hrs Tel: (01) 637 3440


Cancelling an Appointment

If you are unable to attend on the date scheduled for you (e.g. because of illness or personal reasons) it is really important that you contact the Clinic secretary as soon as possible to reschedule.  This appointment can then be allocated to someone else. Please note that it may be some time before another outpatient appointment becomes available.


Outpatient Appointment Text Messaging Reminder Service

NMH provides an outpatient appointment Text Messaging Reminder Service. The clinic contact number is provided in the text message for parents/guardians to ring if they cannot attend for their Appointment. This service is reliant on the accurate capture of the parents/guardians mobile phone number at discharge.


Emergency Referrals

As queries/concerns can arise, the hospital does provide a number of emergency walk-in appointments.  If you have a query regarding your baby it is recommended that you contact the Public Health Nurse or your GP.  If the Public Health Nurse or GP wish for you to be seen then a referral letter should be issued and an appointment can be made.  The hospital is not funded to provide an emergency service outside of clinic hours (which are 9am - 1pm).  However, if your baby requires urgent assistance, please contact us and we will advise you on the best course of action.

The hospital service is only available up to 6 weeks post delivery. If your baby is more than 6 weeks old you should contact your GP or one of the Children’s Hospitals:

Childrens Hospitals
The Children's University Hospital, Temple Street (01) 878 4200
Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (01) 409 6100
The National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght (01) 414 2925


Private Clinic Appointments

The Private Consultant Clinic is run separately to the hospital clinic. If you wish to make an appointment in the Private Clinic please contact the relevant secretary.