Quality of Care

Quality of Care

  • Quality of Care Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital opened a Joint Register clinic in 2005 which provides a review for all patients of primary and revision hip and knee replacements.  These reviews are conducted post-operatively after six months, two years and five years.  The hospital currently holds five years of data.
  • To improve the patient’s journey, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital introduced a system of telephone triage in 2009.  This triage system aims to reduce the number of patients that need a full pre-admission assessment.
  • St Paul’s Isolation Unit was opened in November 2009 by the former Minster for Health and Children, Ms. Mary Harney.  This unit comprises of ten single rooms; 2 with neutral air pressure and patients who develop infections in joints can be treated in this unit.
  • In October/November 2010, Francis and John Brennan from RTE’s ‘At Your Service’ recorded their Christmas Special in Cappagh.  For this, the local community volunteered their services and redecorated two paediatric wards and developed a beautiful sensory garden. 
  • The Irish Orthopaedic Haiti Fund was established in early 2010 following the devastating earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti in which 230,000 men, women and children lost their lives.  In addition, 250,000 people were injured and a further 2 million people were left homeless.  Read an article written by Ms Tina Traynor, Cappagh’s Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist who volunteered her services to aid the people of Haiti.
  • The National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare were issued by the Health Information Quality Authority (H.I.Q.A.) in June 2012.  These standards aim to give a shared voice to the expectations of the public, service users and providers.  They also provide a roadmap for improving the quality, safety and reliability of healthcare.  Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital implements these standards and is subject to inspection by H.I.Q.A. at any time.  Read the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare.

Mission Statement

We are inspired by the love of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy.

We strive to Care for all patients with excellence, Cherish the uniqueness of each person and Treat them with compassion, love and integrity.

We are constantly challenged to meet the needs of our times in all aspects of care, through ongoing education and research.