Children medically diagnosed with a life-limiting condition can be referred to LauraLynn for admission for specialist respite, transitional care between hospital, home or for end-of-life care.  All our care for families is free of charge.

Criterion for Admission to Palliative Care 


Medically Complex Newborn Babies

Providing care for babies with less than one year life expectancy:

    • Planned transitional care with a defined discharge date
    • Respite
    • Crisis Care
    • End-of-life care                                                                 


Medical Trauma Cases

Traumatic Brain Injury – Critical Cardiac Conditions – Progressive Neurological Conditions

Providing care and support:

    • Transitional Care (0-12)
    • Respite (birth to 17 years)
    • Crisis Care (birth to 17 years)
    • End-of-life care (birth to 17 years)


End-of-life care

Progressive Neurological Conditions – Cystic Fibrosis Oncology – Heart Defects

    • Home Support
    • Centre Based
    • Terminal Care


Urgent Referrals

These can made at any time and we will respond quickly.  Ring LauraLynn Reception on 01 2993151 and request to speak the Clinical Nurse Specialist or Doctor.  For out of hours, ring LauraLynn House 01 268 6666 and ask to speak to the Senior Nurse on duty.


Who can refer?

We accept referrals to us from families, medical professionals, GP’s, Public Health Nurse’s, Early Intervention Teams  or School Teams.  Following receipt of a referral, we always request information from those involved in your child’s care such as, medical reports, social work reports and therapy reports.


Who can Refer



Download Referral Form

On receipt of the form, we will request Medical, Social and Therapy Reports and our multidisciplinary team will review your case.

You can download the following documents for further information:



Where possible, children availing of services with LauraLynn should be up to date with all routine vaccinations. This is in accordance with immunization guidelines for Ireland. Families are encouraged to discuss the following vaccinations with their Consultant – Varicella Vaccine (if required) and the Annual Seasonal Flu Vaccine.


Further Information: E: T: 01 289 3151 F: 01 289 9972

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