Cappagh Hospital Foundation is a registered charity (CHY 9282), founded in 1988. Its purpose is to support the patients in the hospital by enabling them to have access to the most advanced care possible and the most innovative procedures so that they can return to health and wellbeing as soon as possible.

Cappagh Hospital Foundation has raised over €24m since it was established, providing funding and support to the hospital on many levels, most notably:

  • Sponsorship of 85 fellowships in orthopaedics
  • Supporting nurses in their advanced education
  • Funded over 40 orthopaedic research projects
  • Funded the Hip and Knee National Register
  • Funded over 21 lectures

As well as implementing the following improvements and additions to the hospital:



2016: Purchase of new dedicated orthopaedic CT scanner

2016: Purchase of spinal surgery navigation software

2016: Part Funded new 12 bed recovery unit

2016: Developed information pack for Active Rehabilitation Unit patients

2008-2009: Building of new ‘state-of-the-art’ Isolation Unit
2008: Upgrade of patient Home-from-home accommodation
2001: Purchase of MRI Scanner
2000: Upgrading and modernisation of X-Ray Department & Orthotic Unit
1999: Upgrade of Main Hospital Entrance
1998: Building of Visitors and Staff Car Parks
1997: Building of Lady Martin Auditorium
1996: New Out Patients Department
1995: Upgrade of patient bathroom facilities
1994: Funding of Hospital Medical Library
1992: Funding of Bone Tumour Cancer Research
1991: Establishment of Professorial Department in association with the R.C.S.I.
1989: Establishment of Bone Tumour Registry
1988: Building of 2 new Clean Air Operating Theatres

The Cappagh Champions