Academic Awards

The National Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Day

Each year the Hospital invites orthopaedic and medical experts from around the world to speak at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh Foundation Day. An international gathering of brilliant minds shares their vast knowledge with a delegate of medical professionals from hospitals across the country.

Ms Olivia Flannery convened the 2019 Foundation Day with guest speaker Prof Adam Watts, Consultant Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon, NHS Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh, UK.

The 2018 Cappagh Hospital Foundation Day was organised by Mr Connor Green, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (Paediatrics) and Ms Ursula Gormally, PA & Academic Co-ordinator. The event was opened by the Minister of Health, Simon Harris and guest speakers Dr Daniel Sucato and Dr Brandon Ramo from Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas, USA.

Presentations and discussions on the day included:

  • Models of care in paediatric orthopaedics
  • Surgical treatment o paediatric scoliosis and implications for the adult surgeon
  • Rapid recovery strategies in Paediatric Scoliosis
  • Surgical treatment of SCFE and implications for the adult surgeon

Coordinated by Mr James Cashman, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. “Enhanced Recovery from Total Joint Arthroplasty” was among the topics for discussion on the day and national and international guest lecturers included:

  • Dr Nitin Goyal, Rothman Institute Philadelphia, USA – Enhanced recovery from Total Joint Arthroplasty
  • Mr Andrew Bryce, Charge Nurse and Researcher, Musgrave Park Hospital Belfast
  • Dr Enda Shanahan, Consultant Anaesthetist, National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh
  • Mr Keith Synnott, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh

Medical Library

The Medical Library at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh offers a significant collection of books, journals and research documents to inform and inspire students and doctors at the Hospital. It is a secluded sanctuary ideal for research, study and knowledge acquisition.