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Past Events

Ben Kelly

CHF’s 30th Anniversary
Thank You visit to Ben Kelly, Wicklow Town, Wicklow

Cappagh Hospital Foundation was delighted to celebrate its 30th Anniversary on Thursday, 12th April in the Lady Martin Auditorium on the grounds of Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital. The evening was in honour of the many supporters of the Foundation over the past 30 years and the extensive work it has carried out in support of the Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital since 1988. This event was the first of many exciting celebrations planned during 2018 to mark the 30th Anniversary
For those who could not make the event on the night, the foundation begun a road show around the country to present these awards in person, to show their appreciation for the those who are the back bone of the foundation.

In May we visited one of our most dedicated supporter Mr. Bernard (Ben) Kelly. Ben has been supporting Cappagh Hospital Foundation through social media and his radio show (the Wicklow Hour). Ben who is an incredible advocate for CHF his work has included holding a night of awareness in Wicklow town, as a radiothon. His constant tweeting has given the Foundation a unique opportunity to reach more supporters on social media platforms.

The Foundation is incredibly grateful to Ben for his tireless work, as a thank you CEO Orla Gilroy presented Mr. Kelly with a dedication to corporate social responsibility award.

As part of Cappagh Hospital Foundations 30th Anniversary celebration, we have been thanking those individuals, the companies, the pay roll givers and all of those who have so generously and consistently contributed to the foundation since 1988.
Since 1988 over €11m of the generous donations raised by supporters has made a significant difference to the staff and patients at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital. These donations have enabled Cappagh Hospital Foundation to support and implement many innovative and critical developments in Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital.

Some of what Michael Boland has raised has gone towards notable developments over the years include:
• The establishment of a Bone Tumour Registry (1989)
• A new Out Patients Department (1996)
• The building of a 10 bed Isolation Unit (2009)
• Support Nurses in their advanced education
• Stryker Spinal Surgery Navigation Equipment and Software (2017)