Acknowledgements

Professor Imelda Coyne (PI), Professor Alison While, Geraldine Prizeman, Dr Aisling Sheehan and Aileen Cassells (project team) would like to extend our appreciation to the young people and their families who contributed to the development and co-design of this website, the young people who attended our workshops and those who took part in one-to-one interviews. Special thanks to the six young people who generously shared their transition stories with us: Bevin, Ciara, Daniel, Darren, Lauren and Róisín.

We also wish to sincerely thank the following:



Web Design and Development Team:


Mr. Peter Thompson (Stone Maidan Productions)
With the help of our co-design group - Aran, Avril, Darren, Katie and Róisín – all aged between 14 and 24 years.
Additional graphics by Mr. David Phelan


Project Advisory Group


  • Dr. Kevin Moore, Consultant Endocrinologist, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin
  • Prof. David Prendergast, Intel Ireland/Visiting Professor, Trinity College
  • Dr. John Dinsmore, Health Innovation Lead, Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Ms. Eimear McGlinchey, IDS-TILDA, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Ms. Sue Kearns, Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Nurse Specialist, St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin
  • Dr. Anne-Marie Brady, Lecturer/Director of Teaching & Learning (PostGrad), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College

  • Voluntary Organisations Advisory Group


  • Ms. Stephaine Culbert, c/o Heart Children Ireland, Carmichael Centre, Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7
  • Ms. Cáit Donnelly, Diabetes Ireland, 19 Northwood house, Northwood Business Campus, Santry, Dublin 9
  • Ms. Alicia May, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, CF House, 24 Lr. Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
  • Ms. Mary O'Connor, CEO, Children in Hospital Ireland, Carmichael Centre, Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7
  • Ms. Margaret Rogers, CEO, Heart Children Ireland, Carmichael Centre, Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7

  • Staff at the Following Hospitals


    Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7
    Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, (OLCHC), Crumlin, Dublin 12
    St. James’s Hospital, James’s Street, Dublin 8
    St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4
    The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, (AMNCH) Tallaght, Dublin 24

    Our thanks are also extended to many others who provided information, advice and support at the early stages of the project design. This includes, those who were involved with the TRYCIS project, those who provided advice on website development and those who reviewed the content and materials for the site.

    This project was kindly funded by the Health Research Board who is supporting the development of this website through their Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Award which aims to maximise the uptake of research findings into policy and/or practice (HRA_HSR/2010/7/K-Coyne).

    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin. 2013

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