LauraLynn - Ireland's Children's Hospice

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The Children's Sunshine Home
Leopardstown Road
Dublin 18

Phone: +353 1 289 3151
Fax: +353 1 289 9972
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Who We Are

LauraLynn is a hospice for children with life-limiting conditions and residential care for young adults with disabilities.  We employ approximately 140 staff within our teaching, fundraising and care provision departments.

The history of our hospice has evolved over many years from its beginnings in 1925 as a convalescence home for children from the inner city, to the recent opening in 2011 of LauraLynn House, a dedicated 8 bed children’s palliative care unit.  This award winning healthcare building and it’s everyday operations are funded by the generous support of our donors.

On our 3.6 acre site, in addition to LauraLynn House are Hazel House, Holly Oaks and Willow View, which were formerly known collectively as Children’s Sunshine Home.  Within these residential houses we provide care for young people with intellectual disabilities and funding is provided by the HSE. In providing a safe and effective service for the children and young people within our care, we are guided by HIQA’s key principles of care.

What We Do

We provide palliative care and support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Our holistic approach to care enables us to support the whole family, allowing parents to be ‘Mum and Dad’ rather than full-time carers.

  • We offer support for children from birth to age 18.
  • All our hospice care is free for families
  • Children can be referred from anywhere in Ireland
  • LauraLynn@HOME programme, provides hospice care for children in the comfort of their own home in Dublin North-East and Dublin Mid-Leinster Regions.

Our children’s palliative care is delivered through our Interdisciplinary Team.  We work in partnership with the child’s primary care team with a shared goal of ensuring high quality Family Support, Symptom Management, End-of-Life Care, Bereavement Support and Direct Care. Additionally, we provide Residential Care for young adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. In line with national policy, we no longer accept referrals for this service but are committed to taking care of our young people who have been in our care since childhood.

How to Help

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Corporate Giving




Microsoft Ireland gears up for LauraLynn cycling challenge
Miriam O’Callaghan to host the annual LauraLynn Heroes Ball for Ireland’s only Children’s Hospice
Ricoh Ireland’s Document Production Centre proud to support LauraLynn's fundraising activities
LauraLynn Foundation’s Jane and Brendan McKenna awarded Civic Honour
Microsoft Ireland team cycling from Mizen Head to Malin Head for LauraLynn

Press Releases

Microsoft Raise Over €270,000 for LauraLynn
LauraLynn needs You! Make Every Kilometre Count & join LauraLynn in the Phoenix Park this December
WEEE Ireland Donate €40,000 to LauraLynn
RIAC ‘Virtual’ Picnic in the Park supported by Motorsport Ireland in aid of LauraLynn

Opening Hours

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday : 9am - 5pm
Hospice Hours:
24 hours a day, 365 days a year