Medical

Barretstown has a fully equipped medical facility on site called the Med Shed

The Med Shed

The Barretstown Medical Centre is known as the “Med Shed” and is housed in a wonderful remodelled old stone building across the courtyard from the dining room.

It is designed to be a sheltering, friendly environment to provide care for minor injuries, general paediatric problems, and administer oral medications including oral chemotherapy, IV push chemotherapy, and factor infusions. Transfusions are not routinely given, nor are multi-agent IV chemotherapy.

The Med-Shed has a large reception room with couches always partially occupied by the seven dwarves. This leads through a wheel chair accessible ramp to the nurse’s station overlooking the secret garden.

The nurse’s station houses the medical records and leads to the four patient exam-rooms, five sleeping rooms, bathrooms and pharmacy.

How We Work with Hospitals

Barretstown’s programme of Therapeutic Recreation is endorsed by paediatric oncologists from leading medical centres in each country we serve. ...

These hospitals include Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Dublin, London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, University Hospital in Aarhus in Denmark and many more.

To the professionals in these hospitals, Barretstown is an integral part of each child’s continuum of care in order to complete treatment and recovery.

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