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.
A National Service
We serve the people of Ireland, providing a national orthopaedic service for the treatment of lower and upper limb and spinal surgery. Moreover, we are the National Patient Referral Centre for Primary Bone & Soft Tissue Tumours, the Dedicated Centre for Elective Paediatric Orthopaedics under Children’s Health Ireland (CHI), the Dedicated Orthopaedic Oncology Surgical Centre for the National Sarcoma Service and home to the National Bone Bank. Additionally, we offer Rheumatology, Sports & Exercise Medicine, and Rehabilitation Services.
Innovation and Education
Since establishment in 1908, the Hospital has pioneered many firsts that have revolutionised the Irish medical landscape. We performed the first total hip replacement surgery in 1969 and more recently, in 2018, we broke new ground introducing same-day discharge total hip replacement surgery. Furthermore, we are the first Irish Hospital to successfully implement a two-surgeon approach to scoliosis surgery, reducing theatre time and national scoliosis waiting lists, and improving patient outcomes.
Our global reputation for medical and educational excellence attracts talented students from around the world to train at the Hospital. They are the future of orthopaedic medicine and we ensure they receive a solid foundation for a highly successful career. We hope their time at the Hospital inspires them to greatness and equips them with the skills and knowledge to transform lives for the better.