Our Christmas Newsletter 2017 is here!

2017 has been an amazing year for Cappagh Hospital Foundation, and we are delighted to share our end of year newsletter with you!






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CHF are on a Triple Lock journey


We are delighted to announce that Cappagh Hospital Foundation is on a journey with the Charities Institute Ireland Triple Lock Standard. We are committed to constantly raising the standard of best practice in transparency and accountability.

The Triple Lock Standard is awarded to Irish Charities who actively demonstrate openness, transparency and integrity to their beneficiaries and donors your charity should be operating to the triple lock standards – transparent reporting, good fundraising and governance.


To find out more about what our Triple Lock membership means to our beneficiaries and donors please watch the video below.

Michael Boland of Nenagh raises vital funds for Cappagh Hospital


Cappagh Hospital patient Michael Boland of Richmond, Nenagh, presented Cappagh Hospital with a cheque of €4,642 on Tuesday November 15th 2016. The money was raised this year through collections and distribution of Cappagh’s collection boxes in shops and pubs in Nenagh and surrounding areas. In addition, Michael approached local businesses to secure their support of his fundraising endeavours.

Cappagh Hospital Foundation Communications Manager, Dana Blaga, expressed her sincere thanks and appreciation for Michael’s on-going efforts, commenting “We are particularly grateful to Michael for the work he undertakes each year to promote Cappagh Hospital in the greater Tipperary area. Michael’s efforts make an enormous contribution to the care and treatment of patients at Cappagh Hospital. Our sincere thanks and appreciation also goes to those who support Michael’s efforts and his annual collection at the Post Office in Nenagh each November.”

Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital is Ireland’s major centre for elective orthopaedic surgery. Cappagh has been the pioneer of orthopaedic surgery in Ireland and is now the biggest dedicated orthopaedic hospital in the country. Over 20K patients annually avail of the hospital’s services as in-patients, day patients and out-patients. The full range of orthopaedic services provided include Major Joint Replacement (Ankle, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist), Spinal Surgery, Primary Bone Tumour service, Paediatric orthopaedics and Sports injuries.

This year Cappagh Hospital Foundation, the charity arm of the hospital, are raising vital funds for the purchase of Navigation Assisted Systems and Software for scoliosis corrective surgery. This new software will allow surgeons at Cappagh to undertake complex spinal surgeries safely and with dramatically reduced risk, providing increasingly better outcomes for patients in reducing curvature of the spine and restoring patient height. The development of this service in Cappagh is a first for Ireland and will benefit many adolescents with this ailment. At a cost of €500K this development will also play a vital role in tackling existing waiting lists for spinal surgery.

Thank you so much!

It was our pleasure to welcome our teams to Dun Laoghaire Golf Club on Friday last June 30th for our 2017 Corporate Golf Classic. On behalf of all of us at The Cappagh Hospital Foundation, our Chairman and Board of Directors, we would like to thank you all again for your wonderful support.

The Irish weather ensured the conditions of Dun Laoghaire’s Middle 9 and Upper 9 provided a challenging game for all on Friday. Our congratulations to the many teams and individuals who secured prizes on the day, in particular the team from Pinergy who took first place with an impressive 84 points!

We are delighted to report that our 2017 Corporate Golf Classic was a resounding success and has generated vital funding that will go towards funding the Navigation Assisted Software for spinal surgery.

This is life-changing equipment. This has, and will continue to have an incredible impact on the lives of those who benefit from this surgery. We continue to fundraise for this and in 2016, through the Foundation’s fundraising campaigns we provided almost 50% of the €500,000 required to achieve the final goal, one that we hope to achieve in 2017.

Your support of the Foundation’s event last Friday has added to our ability to achieve this goal and will be instrumental in helping change someone’s life through the dedication and expertise of the Cappagh Hospital Staff.

Please view below some photos which capture some of the enjoyable aspects of the day itself. Sincerest thanks again to all.


Last few teams remaining ! Annual Corporate Golf Classic

Last few teams remaining ! Annual Corporate Golf Classic – The Cappagh Hospital Foundation.

Only a few teams left for our June 30th Annual Corporate Golf Classic taking place at the prestigious Dun Laoghaire Golf Club.

On June 30th, we will be holding our Annual Golf Classic in Dun Laoighre Golf Club. Priced at €950 for a Fourball, with a gunshot start, the funds raised from this day will go towards funding the Navigation Assisted Software for spinal surgery. This is life-changing equipment. Installed at Cappagh in late 2016, the first surgical procedure took place in early 2017.

Thanks to the success of the Foundations 2016 fundraising campaign, we have already provided almost 50% of the €500,000 required to fund this development and have plans to complete this commitment in 2017.

With your support, we will be closer to reaching this goal.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available through sponsorship of a Corporate Tee Box for e250, a Corporate Donation or through a donation of prizes/product/gift vouchers.

Any support of our corporate golf classic you could give us will add to our success and help the Foundation support Cappagh’s long tradition of delivering excellence in orthopaedic surgery to its patients.

For further information or to book your team please contact our offices on 01-8340325 or email info@chf.ie

We would be delighted to have your support this year.

Cappagh’s Spinal Surgeon meets Prince Charles

KeithSynnottPriceCharlesCo-operation and working together (CAWT) supported training 2 Clinical Personnel, one from Cappagh Hospital, at the recent Humanitarian Disaster Assistance Course, at the United Nations Training School Ireland (UNTSI), in the Curragh Camp.

UNTSI is responsible for the training and education of all Irish Defence Forces personnel preparing to take part in Peace Support Operations globally.

One of the attendees, Mr Keith Synnott is a spinal surgeon and chairman of the hospital’s medical board at the Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital (CNOH). He has been involved with writing the report for the development of trauma networks in Ireland as well as volunteering his services many times in Haiti and Africa.

Coincidentally, at the same time and accompanied by Defence Minister Paul Kehoe TD and Irish Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, the Prince of Wales was taking a tour of the United Nations Training School Ireland (UNTSI), on Wednesday.

The prince received a briefing from Col Jaisha Mahan about an ongoing humanitarian disaster training course taking place with a number of cross border agencies.


2017 Sports Lunch

We welcomed over 400 guests to the Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin for our Sports Lunch last Friday, 5th May. On behalf of the organising committee and the Chairman and Board of Cappagh Hospital Foundation, we would like to thank all our sponsors for their valued support.

We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Great Cappagh Raffle 6th April 2017 Results

1st Prize: €1,000

Winner: A Phelan, Glenmore, Co Kilkenny

2nd Prize: €500

Winner: M Mullen, Ringsend, Dublin 4

3rd Prize: €250

Winner: C Gaynor, Drogheda, Co Louth

Sellers Prize: €100

Winner: M Biggs, Irishtown, Dublin 4

The Chairman and Board of Directors wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to all who supported the 2017 Great Cappagh Raffle.

Cappagh Sports Injury Clinic

SportsClinicPicCappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital is a specialist centre of excellence for the elective management of orthopaedic conditions and for the complete care of sports-related orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, spine and supporting connective soft tissues).

The Cappagh Sports Injury Clinic was established in 2004, and expanded in 2010. This is a public clinic with the purpose of assessing, examining and investigating sports-related orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries. Players and athletes participating in sport at all levels (elite, competitive and recreational) can be referred directly to the Cappagh Sports Injury Clinic at the Outpatient Department of Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital by General Medical Practitioners, Consultants, Chartered Physiotherapists and Athletic Trainers.

The Cappagh Sports Injury Clinic is part funded by the Cappagh Hospital Foundation.

The services provided by the Cappagh Sports Injury Clinic include:

  • Clinical evaluation by Sports Physicians and Clinical Specialist Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Dedicated musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging (plain radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasonography and 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging) and image-guided interventional radiology procedures via the Orthopaedic and Sports Imaging Centre (OSIC)
  • Muscle Compartment Pressure Measurement Studies
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Referrals, Consultations and Procedures (multiple sub- specialties).
  • Rheumatology and Bone Health (sports specific and dedicated)
  • Sports Medicine Laboratory Blood Tests
  • Specialist Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Collaboration with referring healthcare professionals and coaches as required

The expert team at the Cappagh Sports Injury Clinic has extensive knowledge and understanding of all facets of Surgical and Non-Surgical Rehabilitation and Management of Sports-related Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Injuries.

The Cappagh Sports Injury Clinic is dedicated to facilitating injured players and athletes to return to training and competition as soon as possible.

Contact Details:

Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Finglas, Dublin 11

Tel: 01 814 0400 Fax: 01 814 0327 Email: info@cappagh.ie


Wednesdays 9am-1pm – Dr. Noel McCaffrey, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Thursdays 9am-1pm – Dr. Pat O’Neill, Consultant in Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine.


Referral is by letter from general medical practitioners, medical and surgical consultants, physiotherapists and healthcare professionals or by using the Cappagh Hospital Outpatients form here on the website: Referral Form

How to get here: By Car:

Cappagh is easily accessible from the M50 or Dublin City Centre.

From M50: Exit at the N2 (exit 5) for Finglas/City Centre. Take the Finglas/Cappagh slip road. Turn right at the traffic lights, up Mellowes Road. Veer left to traffic lights at Church with high steeple. Turn right at these traffic lights up Cappagh Road, to traffic lights at T junction, turn right and Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital is the third entrance on the left. (Just after Pedestrian Lights).

From City Centre: Take the N2, pass Glasnevin Cemetery and turn left just after the footbridge at Finglas. Continue passing church on your left, through set of traffic lights, up to next traffic lights at T-junction, turn right and Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital is the third entrance on the left. (Just after Pedestrian Lights).

By Bus:

  • The 40D bus runs from Parnell Street every 15 – 30 minutes at peak times, passing the front gate of Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and on to Tyrellstown, Dublin 15.
  • The 104 bus arrives and leaves the Hospital grounds each hour until 7pm, commuting to and from Clontarf Dart Station, via Beaumont Hospital.
  • The 220 bus runs to Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital from Ballymun and on to Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown and Our Lady’s Well, Mulhuddart.
  • The 17A bus from Kilbarrack comes to a terminus near Cappagh Road and is a 15-minute walk to the Hospital.