National Rehabilitation Hospital

Paediatric Family-Centred (PAEDs) Programme Outcomes, Demographics and Activity 2017

Demographics & Activity For The Paediatric Programme – 2017

Demographics & Activity

In 2017 the Paediatric Family-Centred Rehabilitation (PAEDS) Programme served 80 patients in the Inpatient and Day-place Services; of these, 50 were new patients (PAED 1 and PAED 2 patients) and 30 had been previously admitted.  The high readmission rate is for children and young people to receive specialist follow-up reviews that provides continuity and ensures their changing needs are adequately met.

  • PAED 1 denotes: Children and young persons discharged from the Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Programme (CIIRP) which includes assessment followed by a period of intensive rehabilitation.
  • PAED 2 denotes: Initial assessment only.

The average waiting time for admission to the Paediatric Comprehensive Integrated Rehabilitation Programme (CIIRP) in 2017 was 128 days (the waiting time for a review or follow up service is not reflected in this figure).

The average length of stay for patients discharged from the Paediatric Programme (CIIRP) in 2017 was:

  • Lower range –  10 days
  • Higher range – 147 days
  • Average range – 57 days


The following tables show the breakdown of pre-hospital HSE areas of residence, gender and age profile of children and adolescents discharged from the Programme in 2017 

Pre-hospital HSE Community Healthcare Organisations (CHO)areas of residence of all patients discharged from the PAEDS Programme in 2017
Community Healthcare Organisations (CHO) Areas

CHO Area 1 – Donegal; Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan and Cavan/Monaghan : 5

CHO Area 2 – Galway; Roscommon; Mayo : 1

CHO Area 3 – Clare; Limerick and North Tipperary/East Limerick : 2

CHO Area 4 – Kerry; North Cork; North Lee; South Lee and West Cork : 4

CHO Area 5 – South Tipperary; Carlow/Kilkenny; Waterford and Wexford : 3

CHO Area 6 – Wicklow; Dún Laoghaire; and Dublin South East : 2

CHO Area 7 – Kildare/West Wicklow; Dublin West; Dublin South City; Dublin South West : 9

CHO Area 8 – Laois/Offaly; Longford Westmeath; Louth and Meath : 2

CHO Area 9 – Dublin North; Dublin North Central; Dublin West : 5

Gender of patients discharged from the PAEDS Programme – 2017
Male 52%
Female 48%
Age Profile of patients discharged from the PAEDS Programme in 2017
Average age 10 years
Lower age range 1 years
Higher age range 18 years
 Of the 33 new patients seen and discharged from the PAEDS programme in 2017, the diagnoses are as follows:
Traumatic Brain Injury 12
Brain Infection 2
Stroke 0
Tumour 7
Other Brain Injury 3
Traumatic Spinal Injury 1
Neurological Disorders (0) and Neuropathies (1) 1
Aneurysm, AVM (5) and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage – non aneurysm, non AVM (1) 6
Limb Absence 1
Total 33