National Rehabilitation Hospital

NRH Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2011

NRH – Delivering and Developing Specialist Medical Rehabilitation since 1961

President Mary McAleese formally launched the National Rehabilitation Hospital’s 50th Anniversary Year on 2nd February 2011.  At the launch, President McAleese said she believed that the vision of a new NRH would be realised because of the extraordinary fidelity of its founders, the Sisters or Mercy and its board, management and staff.  President McAleese also said the hospital “accompanies patients and their families so closely through the most testing of emotional tempests as they adapt to what is for many a significant change in how they experience their lives”.

In the past 50 years, the hospital has cared for over 36,500 Inpatients and has reviewed over 250,000 patients in our Outpatient Service.

When it opened in 1961, the NRH (then known as Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, and subsequently as the National Medical Rehabilitation Centre) was – and still is - a unique self-contained rehabilitation unit, the only hospital of its kind in Ireland.

A programme of events to celebrate the year has been organised and current and former patients and staff will be key participants in these events.