The Teen Den - St. Michael's Ward
Thanks to the vision of one man, Colin O’Daly, the generosity of his friends and colleagues and the support of donors, we are able to provide such a space.
Before losing his teenage son, Conor, to a respiratory illness, Colin spent long periods of time visiting Crumlin Hospital. During this time, he noticed that Conor and his friends were restricted to small, unsuitable areas when they wanted to talk in private. So Colin set the wheels in motion, and began fundraising. The result is our Teen Den, a teenager-only zone.
Medical professionals around the world agree on the importance of recreation to a patient’s well-being and recovery. In terms of quality of life for our teenage patients, especially those with serious illnesses, the difference the Teen Den makes is enormous.