Our mission is to enable all children born with Congenital Heart Defects to have the best possible lives. We also try to support bereaved families whose children have died from CHD.
Our aim is to provide practical support for our members in any way that we can, this will include the setting up of local groups, the purchase of medical equipment, financial assistance to families, the funding of specialist posts and special events for the children and their families.
We hope to raise awareness of congenital heart defects in the general public, as it is the most common of all birth defects. We will endeavour to get the best treatment and facilities for children with CHD and their families, and to do this we will continue to lobby those in power to secure better treatment and facilities and to highlight deficiencies in the existing service.
Heart Children Ireland is a voluntary group and managed by an executive committee elected by its members at its AGM. In 2003 Heart Children became a Limited Company. The Directors of the company are Dympna Donnelly, Brenda Mohan, Eamonn McQuaid and Michael Foley.