At the forefront of orthopaedic medicine, education and innovation, the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh has the largest concentration of orthopaedic expertise in Ireland. Here we bring together the skills, knowledge and diverse subspecialty expertise of our consultant body to deliver cutting-edge treatments.

The Radiology Department performs more than 25,000 x-rays, DEXA scans, CTs and MRIs each year. In addition, the Radiology Department performs minimally invasive procedures, to improve vertebral stability, reduce pain and destroy benign tumour masses.

Pathology Laboratory
The Pathology Department provides laboratory diagnostic services for the Hospital’s inpatient and outpatient departments, including blood transfusion, haemovigilance, biochemistry, haematology and microbiology testing.


The Centre for Rehabilitation delivers expert services to patients who require a period of rehabilitation following an acute medical episode necessitating inpatient care. We provide rehabilitation for patients who experience short- and long-term physical, functional, communication and psychological impairments following a stroke, acquired brain injury, fall or other medical condition

The Department of Sports & Exercise Medicine is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions that affect sports participation and performance. We provide services for recreational athletes who choose sport for fitness and fun, and professional athletes who compete to win at club, national and international level.

Dreaming helps us to envision the future we want to create and empowers us in pursuit of it. Many of our young patients dream about being able to do what most other children can – to walk, run and play without pain or limitation. Dreams of hope help them to overcome daily challenges and look forward to the future with optimism. We want our young patients to know that their dreams matter to us.

We are the National Patient Referral Centre for primary bone and soft tissue tumours. Working with patients of all ages we diagnose and treat patients with benign (non-cancerous) and cancerous (malignant) tumours. The Bone Tumour Centre also provides diagnostic and surgical services for patients with secondary tumours (metastatic disease).

Rheumatological diseases affect the joints, soft tissue, connective tissue, bones and organs, causing symptoms to include pain, swelling and stiffness. It is estimated that 1 in 3 people of all ages suffers from a rheumatological disease. Our Consultant Team at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh offer whole person treatment plans, effective pain management and expert advice for patients with rheumatological conditions.

At the Musculoskeletal Centre, we deliver expert care for paediatric, adult and senior patients, whose diverse physical challenges prevent them from performing everyday tasks, like walking, playing, shopping or working. We focus on what matters to each person. Whether they aspire to prepare a meal, live independently or run a marathon, we help them towards the goals they want to achieve. Working in interdisciplinary teams, we provide seamless integrated care to treat symptoms, restore ability and confidence, and empower recovery.

New technologies, exciting innovations and a deeper understanding of the human body are changing the way we diagnose, treat and care for patients. As medical professionals, we endeavour to learn more about the aetiology of disease and explore new possibilities for enhanced treatments. Moreover, we set high standards in healthcare and empower the next generation of leaders in orthopaedic medicine, so that they can treat more people, alleviate suffering and improve lives.

In 1996, a living donor tissue bank was established in Ireland and today the National Bone Bank spans 3 locations. The service is headquartered onsite at The National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh and has two satellite units located at the Mid-Western Regional Orthopaedic Hospital, Croom and our Lady’s Hospital, Navan.

Comprising of Specialist Consultant Clinics and a comprehensive Musculoskeletal Centre the Outpatient Clinic delivers expert patient-centred care, providing:

  • initial patient consultations, assessments and diagnoses
  • non-surgical treatments for patients who do not require surgery or inpatient care
  • postoperative reviews, wound and cast management, and therapy services for patients following surgery and discharge.

The Preoperative Assessment Clinic plays a vital role in ensuring the safety and well-being of patients recommended for surgery. An interdisciplinary team of diverse medical experts assesses patients and builds comprehensive patient profiles to inform treatment pathways and highlight potential risks during the anaesthetic, surgical and postoperative period.

It might surprise you to know that many non-urgent surgical procedures can be performed as day cases at the Hospital. Certain procedures are frequently conducted in this manner, however, not all patients are eligible for same-day surgery and discharge. In order to qualify, you must be in good health and have the support of family or friends to care for you following your discharge home

The National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh is taking steps to improve access to care for patients by introducing virtual clinics for many patient appointments.