About Us

Cappagh Hospital Foundation (CHF), founded in 1988, is a 35-year-old Irish registered charity raising funds for Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Ireland’s primary centre for elective Orthopaedic surgery.

Funds raised after operational costs support the hospital in continuing to provide the highest quality patient care and fund vital research to enable the hospital to continuously improve patient outcomes.

The core objectives and the principal activity of the Charity are set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association

  • Patient Support
  • Development
  • Medical Research
  • Teaching & Training

We are honoured to have wonderful Patrons,  Mr. Francis Brennan, Mrs. Mary O’Rourke, and many far-reaching committed supporters and partners across many communities and businesses in Ireland.

All of whom have been, and continue to be central to the success of the Cappagh Hospital Foundation supporting the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh.

The Hospital

The National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh (NOHC) is Ireland’s largest elective orthopaedic centre. The hospital provides a comprehensive national service for patients with lower and upper limb and spinal conditions.

NOHC is a voluntary hospital and relies on the generosity of patients and supporters to improve facilities, medical education, and patient services, which are prohibited by public funding. Recent fundraising initiatives through the CHF have enabled the purchase of a new CT machine and contributed to the development of the Cappagh Kids Outpatient Department. Charitable funding allows the hospital to host Foundations Days, inviting global orthopaedics experts and colleges nationwide to discuss complex cases, challenges, innovations and the future of orthopaedic medicine.


NOHC is committed to improving access to care and reducing national waiting lists for patients living with chronic pain and disability. Through CHF support, the hospital can think beyond the limitations of public spending to enhance patient care.

The Hospital ranked first of 40 public hospitals for overall patient experience in the 2021 and 2022 National Inpatient Experience Survey (HIQA) and is among Ireland’s top 150 Best Employers (Sunday Independent 2023 and 2023 listings).

NOHC’s Consultant Clinics offer a range of services including:

  • Adult Orthopaedic & Musculoskeletal Services
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic & Musculoskeletal Services (Cappagh Kids)
  • The Bone Tumour Centre
  • The Centre for Rehabilitation
  • Sports & Exercise Medicine
  • Rheumatology

The Consultant Clinics are supported by various hospital departments, including:

  • The National Bone Bank
  • Laboratory/Pathology
  • Radiology Department (MRI, CT, X-Ray, Dexa)
  • Therapy Services
  • The Department of Nursing
  • Administration, Household, Portering, and Catering

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Cappagh Hospital Foundation



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