National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh

National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh is Ireland’s major centre for Elective Orthopaedic Surgery. Cappagh has been the pioneer of Orthopaedic Surgery in Ireland and is now the biggest dedicated Orthopaedic Hospital in the country.

National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh has 159 beds, catering for both public and private patients. National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh is an independent Voluntary Hospital founded in 1908 under the care of the Sisters of Charity. It was once renowned for its ‘Open Air’ wards and for its surgical treatment of children with TB from the 1920s.

Our Services

The hospital provides the full range of Orthopaedic Services including Major Joint Replacement (ankle, hip, knee, foot, shoulder, elbow and wrist), Spinal Surgery including corrective surgery for Scoliosis, Primary Bone Tumour Service, Paediatric Orthopaedics and the management of Sports Injuries.

In 2012, National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh established its dedicated Rehabilitation Unit, which delivers specialist rehabilitation services to patients following an acute medical episode with the aim of returning them to independent living where possible.  The Unit has a total of 52 beds of which 42 are dedicated to people aged 65 years and over with the remaining 10 beds servicing the needs of patients aged under 65 years.

Contact Details

Address: Finglas, Dublin 11
Main switchboard:
(01) 814 0400
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General Visiting Hours

2pm - 4pm and 6.30pm – 8.30pm