CHI has been involved in the planning and development of services, in children’s hospitals for four decades. CHI is increasingly consulted by staff in children’s units in hospitals throughout the country when renovation or redevelopment is taking place.
Our achievements during the life of the organisation have added in no small measure to the humanisation of the care of the hospitalised child. CHI concerns have been widely recognised by the Department of Health and Children, medical personnel and other voluntary groups. This recognition has been reflected in the inclusion of a number of significant recommendations in the National Children’s Strategy and the National Health Strategy relating to the provision of health services to sick children.
The organisation provides a voice for all hospitalised children and their parents and participates in and contributes to a wide range of local consultative and national forums.
From this broad consultation, it is apparent there is an urgent need for the provision of guidelines and standards to facilitate the development of services and buildings. If you are concerned about enhancing the provision of healthcare for children and would like to join us, please contact us.