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.