We want you to share your Crumlin memories with us. Little heroes who were treated here, parents who held their hands, staff who cared for them.
From broken bones to broken hearts we want to honour every little Crumlin Hero.
Will you share your memories, happy or sad? No memory is too big or too small.
Tell us about the fevers, the fractures and the ferocious battles. Yours is an important chapter in the story of Crumlin.
See some of the Crumlin Memories other people have shared below.
Noel wrote; Ollie is our amazing little man and we have Crumlin to thank for saving his life.
He was born with a Congenital Heart Defect and had his first open-heart surgery when he was less than a day old. Time after time the staff at Crumlin fought to save his life. But no-one fought harder than Ollie and I’m so proud to be his Dad.
Posted on April 14, 2016
Tom and Jing wrote; Our Crumlin Memory
Having been admitted to Crumlin within hours of being born due to what was believed at the time to be a one off complication, we then spent the first year of Cian’s life in the hospital after multiple complications were subsequently discovered. Despite this being the darkest time of our lives, the numerous surgeries and ‘miracles’ achieved by a number of surgeons and doctors who kept Cian alive changed this into a journey of hope and subsequent joy as we watched Cian progress from strength to strength.
Crumlin became our home and we made so many friends there, both staff and fellow parents. Special occasions from Halloween to Christmas, Easter and even each child’s birthday were made extra special, again due to the kindness and effort put in by the hospital. Their dedication to each and every patient meant that our children would not be left wanting on these special days. When the day came to be discharged, we were both overjoyed and terrified as we were now being set free with a child who had tested the hospital to their limits on many occasions. With ventilation still a necessity, a nursing package was part of our escape home and an incredible support to get us through the next stage of the journey. Here extends our family even further, all the homecare nurses we were privileged to have met.
It has now reached the stage that whether being readmitted for procedures or attending outpatient clinics, many of the staff are either ‘welcoming us home’ or ‘scolding us’ for being back again.
Without all of the staff throughout the hospital at every single level, from cleaning staff to catering staff, nursing staff to medical staff, consultants and surgeons, we would never be in the place we are now and we will be forever in their debt. In medicine, where formality in title exists between patients and their doctors, the nature of exceptional care and the culture of ‘Family Unity’ that exists here in Crumlin soon changed this to them becoming Cian’s Aunt, Uncle, Grandmother or simply someone known by their first name. In essence, one of us. Words will never come close to being enough to emphasise our thanks to each and every one of them!
In addition to paying tribute to everyone here in Crumlin Hospital, this memory is also dedicated to Carmelita Elemia, one of the wonderful nurses in TCU. Sadly, Carmelita passed away earlier this year. Like many other families, Camelita was someone we were truly honoured to have met and have been cared for by in TCU. Thank you too!
Posted on November 20, 2016
Denise wrote; Our little man spent the first six weeks of his life in Crumlin with a serious abdominal defect & was back again at 6 months old. The nurses, doctors and all the staff were so supportive and calm during a very difficult time. We will never be able to thank them enough for their kindness and help - they are the reason my cool dude is here with us today !
Posted on April 25, 2016