Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (OLCHC)
Dublin 12
Tel: 01 4558111

Cleft Clinic Out Patients Department Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital
Contact: Laura Duggan, Cleft Co-ordinator, St. James’s Hospital & Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin
Phone 353 1 4162832; Mobile 353 87 9204932


Mr. David Orr, Consultant Plastic Surgeon.
Mr. Eamonn McKiernan, Consultant Orthodontist.
Christina Cotter, Speech and Language Therapist specialising in Cleft, Crumlin.
Louisa Smith, Speech & Language Therapist, Specialising in Cleft, St. James’s.
Mr Stephen Hone, Consultant ENT Surgeon, attends 3rd Wednesday clinic only.
Dr. Kirsten Fitzgerald, Consultant Paediatrician Dentist.
Lisa Murphy, Dental Hygienist.
Laura Duggan, Cleft Co-ordinator.

Clinic Schedule

The cleft clinic runs on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Where necessary clients are seen for a Speech and Language Therapy assessment in the morning. Every effort is made to ensure that clients travelling a greater distance, are given late morning appointments to allow for travel time. Clients are seen by the full team in the afternoon. The Speech and Language Therapy clinic runs from approximately 9.30am, and the afternoon clinic starts at 2.00pm.

Public Transport

The following buses stop outside the hospital -the 77 and 77A run between town and Tallaght; the 56A runs between town and Tallaght; the 123 runs between Marino and Our Lady’s; the 122 runs between town and Our Lady’s: the 150- runs between town and Walkinstown: the 210- runs between Clondalkin and Dolphin’s Barn.

Car Parking

Visitor parking is available in the carpark situated outside the Outpatients’ Department. Charges apply.


Parents may stay in the parent accommodation during their child’s admission. Surgery Admission takes place the day prior to surgery. Parents are advised to plan for a week long stay in hospital for all types of cleft surgery. For all palatal surgery, children spend the night after surgery in the ICU. For lip surgery children will return to the ward following surgery.

Location Map

View Larger Map Our Lady’s Hospital is situated on the south side of the city on the Crumlin Road, near the Long Mile Road. The cleft clinic takes place in the Out Patients Department.

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