New technologies, exciting innovations and improved anatomical and physiological understanding are changing the way we diagnose, treat and care for patients. We endeavour to learn more about disease aetiology through active research programmes and explore new possibilities for enhanced treatments and outcomes. Moreover, we set high standards in medical education, teaching the medical practices of today and the possibilities of tomorrow. We are empowering the next generation of leaders in orthopaedic medicine to deliver the highest standards of healthcare and enhance patient outcomes through practice innovation.
Leading the Way in Orthopaedic Medicine
At the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh, we have a reputation for research and academic excellence. We encourage students and staff from disparate disciplines to participate in and lead research programmes at the Hospital. In addition to knowledge acquisition and consolidated learning, we believe that research-enhanced education will drive the future of medicine and contribute to better patient outcomes.
For this reason, we undertake extensive research activity at the Hospital, collaborating with engineers, scientists and peers from academic institutions and industry, exploring new possibilities for the improved diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic conditions.
Setting High Standards In Education
We set high standards in education for students, doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals, fostering a culture of curiosity and perpetual learning. Our role as educators is to impart the skills, knowledge and mindset for a successful career, empowering students to deliver premium healthcare and drive positive change through research and innovation. This is an authentic learning environment where experiential, class-based learning and research combine to shape future healthcare professionals. Bespoke course curriculums are delivered with passion and enthusiasm. Moreover, course modules are constantly reviewed and enhanced, employing the most up-to-date teaching methods for educational excellence.
Academic & Research Partners
Advanced diagnostics, preventative and regenerative medicines, and biomechanical engineering are just some of the innovations that will change the future of orthopaedic medicine. At the National Orthopaedic Hospital, we partner with exceptional academic institutions, global scientists, engineers and businesses in research and education.
Academic & Research Partners
Research & Education
Research is inextricably linked to education and learning. Not only does it help students to improve diagnostic and clinical reasoning, but it also enhances their analytical and creative brain, contributing to a solution-focused mindset.
The National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh is Ireland’s primary elective orthopaedic hospital and a centre of excellence in orthopaedic medicine. The Hospitals’ unique setting provides an idyllic learning environment where students can attain the skills and knowledge required to become great practitioners and orthopaedic surgeons.
We believe that nurse education is a lifelong commitment and a well-educated workforce leads to better patient outcomes. We offer accredited courses for nurses wishing to develop their knowledge, expertise and leadership skills, offering a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Orthopaedic Nursing), a Professional Certificate in Musculoskeletal Casting & Splinting (Adults and Children) and Day Courses in Basic Casting Techniques.