Crumlin Children’s Hospital


4 x 60’

Year of Production


Production Company

Independent Pictures

Commissioned By

RTE One Ireland



On the front line of one of the largest children's hospitals

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, a suburb of Dublin, is where life and death are a daily reality. This series observes medical practitioners as they grapple with ethical decisions, complex cases and rare conditions. Every child presents the team with difficult dilemmas that sometimes require emergency interventions. From the National Children’s Heart Centre, which sees around ten thousand children annually, to the Intensive Care Unit with over 1,000 admissions each year, the hospital tackles complex and rare conditions, some of which have no known cure. With unprecedented access, Crumlin Children’s Hospital provides a sensitive but searingly honest portrayal of the challenges faced by the medical teams. This series brings us the difficult decisions, the heartache and most importantly, the joys of working on the frontlines of paediatric medicine.

Nominated (2016): Best Factual Series, Celtic Media Festival