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.

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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 

Hours:

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:

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.

Cappagh Hospital Foundation 2017 Corporate Golf Classic

Friday 30th June, Dun Laoghaire Golf Club

Our 2017 Golf Classic is taking place at the prestigious Dun Laoghaire Golf Club on Friday 30th June.

With its origins dating as far back as 1909, and widely acknowledged as one of Ireland’s most spectacular and challenging courses, Dun Laoghaire was home to the 2016 Curtis Cup, the biggest and most important Ladies amateur event in the world involving Great Britain and Ireland versus the USA. It was winner of the IGTOA 2016 Best Parkland Golf Course of the year and was also awarded Best Irish Parkland Course in 2013 & 2015 by Golfers Guide to Ireland Magazine. We are confident therefore that you and your guests will enjoy this truly unique combination of exhilarating golf and sumptuous food amidst a stunningly beautiful setting.Pic

The event is a four person team and includes a ‘Yellow Ball’ competition.  Complimentary on-course refreshments and individual goodie bags for all participants will ensure an enjoyable and memorable day for all!

Priced at €950 for a Fourball and with a deserved reputation for delivering excellent hospitality in superb surroundings, the Cappagh Hospital Foundation corporate golf classic is a cost effective and tax efficient way to entertain your customers, reward your staff or have fun with your colleagues while supporting a very special and long established cause.

Click Here to download Booking Form.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available and for those who do not play we would welcome your support through sponsorship of a Corporate Tee Box, through a Corporate Donation or through a donation of prizes/product/gift vouchers.

All funds raised from our 2017 Classic will go towards funding the Navigation Assisted Software for spinal surgery.   This life-changing equipment was installed at Cappagh in late 2016 and the first surgical procedure took place in early 2017.  Thanks to the success of our 2016 fundraising campaign, the Foundation has already provided almost 50% of the €500,000 required to fund this development and has ambitious plans to complete this commitment in 2017.   Your support of our corporate golf classic will add to our shared success and help maintain Cappagh’s long tradition of delivering excellence in orthopaedic surgery to its patients.

Due to the success of our previous events, and as we are strictly limited to 27 teams, early booking is advised; for further information or to book your team please contact our offices on 01-8340325 or email info@chf.ie

New Corporate Champion for 2017

National Dairy Council announces partnership with

Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital

28th February 2017: The National Dairy Council (NDC) is delighted to announce a new partnership with Ireland’s centre for excellence in Orthopaedics – Cappagh Hospital, through the work of the Cappagh Hospital Foundation. The partnership will involve the NDC and Cappagh working together across a number of activities to promote and raise awareness on the importance of maintaining a healthy balanced diet for optimum bone health.

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.

Zoe Kavanagh, CEO of the National Dairy Council says “We are delighted to have the opportunity of working with one of the most prestigious centres of clinical excellence on bone health. We look forward to partnering with Cappagh on a number of activities this year including an educational booklet for patients and staff and a specialist symposium for healthcare professionals in the Autumn.”

“The Cappagh Hospital Foundation is delighted to welcome the National Dairy Council as a collaborative partner on many joint educational and research projects. Both our organisations share a common goal of commitment to the nation’s health and welfare. This coming together can only be progressive in encouraging a healthier lifestyle with life changing results. ” (Shay Keany, Interim Chairman Cappagh Hospital Foundation)

The NDC regularly promotes the importance of bone health and a balanced diet which provides adequate nutrients is essential for our bone health. About 99% of the body’s calcium is found in our bones and teeth; milk, yogurt and cheese are among the best dietary sources of calcium as it is easily absorbed and used by the body.

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Cappagh Hospital Foundation is the funding arm of Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Finglas.

PB17016 001-30Pictured at the announcement of the partnership are (l-r): Teddy Cashman, Chairman National Dairy Council; Professor Stephen Eustace, Director of Radiology Cappagh National Orthopaedic and Mater Private Hospitals; Zoe Kavanagh, Chief Executive National Dairy Council; Shay Keany, Interim Chairman Cappagh Hospital Foundation.

 

 

 

2017 Sports Lunch in Aid of Cappagh Hospital

We are delighted to bring you details of the annual Sports Lunch event in aid of Cappagh Hospital. Taking place in the Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, on Friday May 5th 2017 from 12pm, this is a day to relive Ireland’s greatest sporting moments of 2016 in the fields of Rugby, Soccer, Hurling and Football.

The day starts with a drinks reception, followed by a three course lunch with wine during which the greatest sporting events of 2016 and 2017 will be highlighted by renowned presenter Darragh Maloney, and will feature live interactive interviews and audience Q&A with an elite panel of Ireland’s sporting legends, including Eddie O’Sullivan, Dessie Farrell, Gary O’Toole, Brian Kerr and Kevin Kilbane.

This promises to be a day of excitement, thrills and spectacular sporting moments and will offer you the opportunity to entertain clients and/or employees in one of Dublin’s most prestigious venues.

Tables of 10 are priced at €1,000 and can be purchased from the Foundation office by calling 01-8340325 or emailing info@chf.ie .

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 and treatment of sports injuries, a facility that has been enhanced by the development of OSIC (Orthopaedic and Sports Imaging at Cappagh) and the provision of state of the art MR and CT imaging.

This event will raise vital funds for the purchase of Navigation Assisted Systems and Software for scoliosis corrective surgery. This life-changing equipment was installed at Cappagh in late 2016 and the first surgical procedure took place in early 2017.  Thanks to the success of our 2016 fundraising campaign, the Foundation has already provided almost 50% of the €500,000 funding required and has ambitious plans to complete this commitment in 2017. 

Due to the resounding success of last year’s Sports Lunch event, there are limited tables available so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Sports Lunch; Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital

Sports Lunch in aid of Cappagh Hospital

The Great Cappagh Raffle 2017

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This year’s annual Cappagh patients and friends Spring Raffle will take place on April 6th, 2017.  The tickets are €2 each or 12 tickets for the bargain price of €20! We have some fantastic prizes for our main draw. First prize is €1,000, second prize is €500 and third prize is €250. There is also a lucky 13th ticket in each book, which is the free seller ticket. As a thank you for your support, we will enter all the Sellers Tickets into a draw for a prize of €100.

Closing date for return of tickets is April 4th. The winners will be notified and the results will be here on our website following the draw on April 6th.

If you would like to support this please call (01) 8340325 or email info@chf.ie for more details.

Our Spring Raffle is a vital fundraiser for Cappagh hospital and since its beginning, has provided critical funding for many new and innovative developments at Cappagh.  These developments have greatly enhanced the services which we provide to our patients, ensuring that the hospital, as the national centre for orthopaedics in Ireland, remains at the forefront in pioneering orthopaedic treatment and aftercare.

In 2016, to further cement Cappagh’s renowned reputation as a leader in innovative orthopaedic surgery and to ensure that state-of-the-art facilities are available for all its patients, the Foundation gave a significant undertaking to raise the €500,000 cost of purchasing Navigation Assisted Software for Spinal Surgery.

Scoliosis is an extremely debilitating and deforming condition that most commonly develops during adolescence.  At this most vulnerable time of life, the condition has significant physical and mental impact for patients.  Corrective surgery can be life-changing for the patient and, while often extremely successful, is not without risk, resulting in devastating complications.  The development of this service in Cappagh is a first for Ireland and will benefit many adolescents suffering from Scoliosis.  It 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.  By facilitating safe, accurate and effective surgical correction of deformity, the trauma and physical morbidity of this process will be avoided.

This life-changing equipment was installed at Cappagh in late 2016 and the first surgical procedure took place in early 2017. Thanks to the success of our 2016 fundraising campaign, the Foundation has already provided almost 50% of the €500,000 funding required and has ambitious plans to complete this commitment in 2017.

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“Not long ago I struggled to breathe or exercise as my ribs were crushing my lungs. Following corrective Scoliosis surgery in Cappagh Hospital my life has changed.  I can do anything now!”

Ciara Brewer (aged 16 years, Scoliosis patient)

 

We pride ourselves on being a small but successful charity – we receive no government funding. Funds raised since our establishment in 1988 have done so much good. For example, we have been able to purchase a new 3T MRI Scanner, build an Isolation Unit, modernise the X-Ray Department, extend the Out Patients/Pre Assessment Unit and purchase a dedicated Orthopaedic CT Scanner. But this is just a snapshot of what our supporters have helped achieve.

Thank You.

 

 

The Cappagh Champions