National Rehabilitation Hospital

Paediatric Family-Centred (PAEDs) Programme Outcomes, Demographics and Activity 2018

Demographics & Activity For The Paediatric Programme – 2018

Demographics & Activity

In 2018 the Paediatric Family-Centred Rehabilitation (PAEDS) Programme served 51 patients in the Inpatient and Day-place Services; of these, 34 were new patients (PAED 1 and PAED 2 patients) and 17 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 2018 was 120 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 2018 was: 68 days.

  • Lower range –  8 days
  • Higher range – 142 days
  • Average range – 68 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 2018 

Pre-hospital HSE Community Healthcare Organisations (CHO)areas of residence of all patients discharged from the PAEDS Programme in 2018
Community Healthcare Organisations (CHO) Areas

CHO Area 1 – Donegal; Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan and Cavan/Monaghan : 2

CHO Area 2 – Galway; Roscommon; Mayo : 1

CHO Area 3 – Clare; Limerick and North Tipperary/East Limerick : 0

CHO Area 4 – Kerry; North Cork; North Lee; South Lee and West Cork : 3

CHO Area 5 – South Tipperary; Carlow/Kilkenny; Waterford and Wexford : 4

CHO Area 6 – Wicklow; Dún Laoghaire; and Dublin South East : 1

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

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

CHO Area 9 – Dublin North; Dublin North Central; Dublin West : 3

Gender of patients discharged from the PAEDS Programme – 2018
Male 61%
Female 39%
Age Profile of patients discharged from the PAEDS Programme in 2018
Average age 11 years
Lower age range 2 years
Higher age range 17 years
 Of the 23 new patients seen for a Full Programme of Rehabilitation and discharged from the PAEDS programme in 2018, the diagnoses are as follows:
Traumatic Brain Injury 8
Brain Infection 2
Stroke 0
Brain Tumour 3
Other Brain Injury 3
Spinal Injury: traumatic (1),  non-traumatic (2) 3
Neurological Disorders (0) and Neuropathies (2) 2
Aneurysm, AVM (2) and Subarachnoid Haemorrhage – non aneurysm, non AVM (0) 2
Limb Absence 0
Total 23