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Cappagh Kids!

To be able to open the doors to Cappagh Kids we needed to raise e300,000!

This is an exciting development for the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh.

Cappagh Kids is the new child and family friendly outpatient Paediatric Orthopaedic Department caring for children from all over Ireland.

Please contact if you can help in any way at all!

Supporting Patients!

National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh is synonymous with Patient Care. We want to continue to support the staff and their patients by providing the tools to enhance the highest quality patient care.

In 2017 and 2018 you raised over €60,000 for a Patient and Family respite room – a haven in the Hospital. We are looking forward to sharing the pictures of the renovation and creation of this haven with you.

With your help, we want to support a number of Patient and Family projects to enhance patient care and the patient’s experience.

€100,000 will enable us to support the following:

  • Younger patients: Create a child friendly section in the hospital restaurant and a pack for our younger patients to assist them with their stay or visit.#
  • Teens: Create an information hub on our website providing tips.
  • Families: Upgrade bedroom facilities for family visits/stay overs.
  • Patient Privacy: Purchase iPads for medical staff to collect patient data in a confidential manner at the patients beside.
  • Patient Recovery: Purchase equipment to enhance the rehabilitation of patients post-surgery.
  • Patient & Staff Services: Purchase equipment and goods to open a shop so patients and staff can have access to items they need.

If you would like to help us with any of these, please get in touch with

Supporting Orthopaedic Research

Project: To establish and fund a Hip and Knee joint Register for the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh. 

Why is this needed?

NOHC has the highest throughput of elective orthopaedic surgery in Ireland – it is estimated to be at an activity level above the international standard.

The National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh performs a high volume of hip and knee replacements every year. Much of the data related to these implants is collated as the patient go through the system.  Protocols and procedures are measured to ensure high quality treatment and patient safety- however, due to finite resources, analysis of this data is somewhat is not entirely satisfactory.

The Hospital needs financial assistance to ensure adequate staffing will allow proper and full analysis of the data obtained.

This in turn will enable Medical Professionals to improve and innovate orthopaedic practices. This research would be shared nationally and internationally.

What does NOHC need for this project?

The NOHC needs a well-structured comprehensive research project to collect, collate and correlate surgical data (not direct patient data) to ensure this surgical data is analysed and maintained. Currently, in Ireland, the thousands of patients who have had surgery would make this research study sample comparable to projects in the U.S./U.K/Europe.

What does the Hospital need for this Research to be successful?

To undertake this research the Hospital needs a comprehensive system and researcher to conduct this critical international research.

What will be the impact and benefit of this Research?

Research has great potential to impact positively on the international medical community to improve orthopaedic surgical excellence and experience for the patient, enhancing patient care.

Supporting Hospital Development

Cappagh Hospital Foundation (CHF) is raising e700,000 to purchase a Computed Tomography Scanner (CT) for  National Orthopaedic Hospital (CNOH).

Why does the Hospital need this?

Computed Tomography Scanner (CT) for the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh (NOHC):

  • The purchase of a dedicated Orthopaedic CT scanner will allow the development of the “national minimally invasive spinal and extremity interventional unit” paving the way for the introduction of revolutionary new treatments for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions – injuries and conditions that can affect any of us at any age- young or old.
  • This will be the first ‘orthopaedic dedicated’ musculoskeletal CT in the country.
  • The CT will facilitate diagnosis, surgical planning and image guided intervention.
  • It will allow the establishment of a national minimally invasive interventional musculoskeletal unit in the NOHC – cementing the hospital position as a national Centre.

Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital has an internationally recognised reputation in the field of Sports Injuries.

It represents a tertiary referral centre for the assessment, diagnostic, imaging & treatment of sports injuries, a facility that has been enhanced by the development of OSIC (Orthopaedic & Sports Imaging).

Supporting Orthopaedic Teaching and Training:

We are raising funds for an Audio Visual System to teach large classes of medical students.

Audio Visual Teaching practice is a common method of education and training of medical students by surgeons. This method provides a great opportunity for larger numbers of students to witness intricate surgeries,  who, otherwise would not be able to do so due to health and safety reasons, patient confidentiality etc.

Although there is typically little or no interaction, surgical knowledge can in fact be transferred to students with the benefit of maximally using faculty time. The large-group lecture will undoubtedly be in the student’s future as continued medical education occurs in vast convention centres with one or a panel of educators teaching hundreds of learners.

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