Why we exist
CMRF Crumlin was originally set up to provide vital funding to paediatric research, which was and remains utterly underfunded. This is an area which is considered a beacon of hope to hundreds of thousands of families who face weeks, months and often years of disruption and challenge due to childhood illness, disease or disability right across the world. Research is a global effort to find better treatments and cures, management and preventative strategies.
We also provide critical supports and funding to sick children from all over Ireland who attend Our Lady's Children’s Hospital Crumlin for diagnosis, treatment, and care on their patient journey. Each year at least 120,000 children attend Crumlin for critical care and support.
We have three core goals, our CMRF Crumlin Pillars. Funding initiatives, research and projects that will:
- Save young lives
- Improve the quality of life for children living with childhood disease or illness
- Enhance patient experience and brighten sick children’s days
"The charitable objects for which the Society is established are to encourage and promote medical and scientific research relating to or connected with Paediatrics and subjects relative thereto and to promote and provide fellowship, scholarships, grants and other benefactions and to supply and provide equipment and other facilities for study, research and education related to or connected with Paediatrics" and "to grant money under the headings descriptions below at paragraphs where warranted or deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Crumlin, Dublin 12 or other Health Care Establishments or Institutions, where children are treated, such as:
- Capital equipment and projects
- Quality assurance and reputational enhancement
- Patient and family education
- Patient comfort and well-being
- Medical and surgical treatment or procedures which are a response to an emergency or critical condition, time period or set of circumstances"
What have we funded?
In the 5 year period up to 2017, we made almost €50 million in grants, of which 59% was research innovation and education, 30% was capital, equipment and projects, and 11% was patient/ family education and comfort and well-being.
- Number of children in past 5 years at hospital - Circa 600,000
- Past 5 years total income - €62,609,000
- Past 5 years total grants - €48,890,000
- Past 5 years % capital - 20%
- Past 5 years % research, innovation and education - 59%
- Past 5 years % patient experience, psycho-social, services & family supports - 11%
- Past 5 years % equipment, tools and technologies - 10%