National Rehabilitation Hospital


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What is the NRH Foundation?

The NRH Foundation is a distinct legal entity and a registered charity (CRA 20013196 / CHY6750) dedicated to raising vital funds for the NRH (National Rehabilitation Hospital).  The NRH Foundation focuses on raising financial support from the public towards specialist projects, equipment and research that will help make a direct difference to the lives of the patients, both adults and children in the NRH.  The NRH Foundation is not part of other charity groups.

What does the NRH Foundation Do?

The NRH, Dún Laoghaire provides complex specialist rehabilitation services to patients who, as a result of an accident, illness or Injury, have acquired a physical or cognitive disability and who require specialist medical rehabilitation in the following areas:

  • The Brain Injury Programme (including Stroke)
  • The Spinal Injury Programme
  • Prosthetic, Orthotic and Limb Absence Rehabilitation
  • Paediatric Family Centred Rehabilitation

The NRH…

  • Is the only Hospital of its type in the country providing complex medical specialist rehabilitation services for the national population
  • Is a single entity, publicly funded Voluntary Hospital
  • Provides Specialist Rehabilitation services, delivered by Medical Consultant-led Interdisciplinary Teams
  • Services are delivered to Adult and Paediatric patients from throughout Ireland, through the comprehensive Inpatient and Outpatient Programmes at the NRH

How does the NRH Help?

Rehabilitation is a lifelong investment in people; it is an educational process of active change by which a person learns the knowledge and skills needed to enable them to participate meaningfully in family and community life.   The focus is to provide treatment programmes dedicated to achieving the safest level of independence possible for each person following their injury or illness.  The NRH strives to minimise the impact of a person’s disability and optimise their potential, while also helping their families too.

For many of the Paediatric and Adult Patients, their journey with the NRH is often at a pivotal point in their lives.  Upon arrival to the NRH, many patients will have experienced a very traumatic and often life-changing event.  Through rehabilitation they often identify the new path that they will now follow in life’s journey.

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How Can You Help?

The support the NRH Foundation provides to the National Rehabilitation Hospital would not be possible without the help of donations, fundraising and sponsored events.  From cake sales to marathons, record breakers to table quizzes, corporate events to sponsored walks, all fundraising events and donations are a vital element needed in supporting the NRH to further enhance the service delivered for the direct benefit of the patients of the hospital.

Members of the general public, Corporate Organisations, relatives of patients and former patients, staff and the local communities have all donated or raised valuable funds for the NRH Foundation.

With ground breaking on our New Hospital Project in Summer 2017, fundraisers and donations have become an even more vital element in the timely completion of this major project.

If you would like to make a donation or take part in organising a fundraising event, please contact the NRH Foundation office on:

Please do visit the NRH Foundation Website to find out more about all the amazing fundraising events happening around Ireland.

Make a DONATION Today

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Where Have The Funds Gone?

Just some of the projects supported by the NRH Foundation in recent years have included:

2015 – 2017:

  • Replacement PC’s for the patient dayroom.
  • A Wheelchair Accessible Roundabout for the Children’s Playground.
  • A Glider Machine for the Physiotherapy Department.
  • New Wheelchair Accessible Garden Shed.
  • New Wheelchair & Seating Clinic.
  • Dynavision Machine.
  • 8 New Sports Wheelchairs.
  • Replacement PC mount of 32” monitor at the Information Kiosk in the main Hospital.
  • Cobble-lock path around the allotment area in the therapeutic OT Garden.
  • 4 specialised therapy tables for the OT Department.
  • Polar Heart Rate Monitoring system & iPad Air for the Physiotherapy Sports Dept.
  • 5 Samsung Galaxy Tablets & 3 Cases.
  • New Hoist for Outpatients Department.
  • Two new blood pressure monitors for St Camillus Ward & The Urology Department.
  • A specialised Shower Trolley for St Brigid’s Ward.
  • Enabled the Facilitation of a specialist cross-programmatic persistent pain education workshop on site to NRH staff.
  • Enabled the facilitation of in-house staff specialist training to Nursing and the HCA Teams in the NRH.
  • Enabled development of a resource pack for staff working in the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Programme and a resource pack about ABI rehabilitation for parents.
  • New ECG Machine for the Outpatients Department.
  • Enabled the creation of a short animation training video, which is based on the Guidelines for the Management of the Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction in individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury.


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