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Tipperary man raises vital funds for Cappagh Hospital

Anne O'Grady

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Anne O'Grady

Tipperary man raises vital funds for Cappagh Hospital

Cappagh Hospital patient Michael Boland of Richmond, Nenagh, presented Cappagh Hospital with a cheque for €4,642 yesterday, Tuesday. The money was raised this year through collections and distribution of Cappagh’s collection boxes in shops and pubs in Nenagh and surrounding areas. In addition, Michael approached local businesses to secure their support of his fundraising endeavours. 

Cappagh Hospital Foundation Communications Manager, Dana Blaga, expressed her sincere thanks and appreciation for Michael’s on-going efforts, commenting “We are particularly grateful to Michael for the work he undertakes each year to promote Cappagh Hospital in the greater Tipperary area. Michael’s efforts make an enormous contribution to the care and treatment of patients at Cappagh Hospital. Our sincere thanks and appreciation also goes to those who support Michael’s efforts and his annual collection at the Post Office in Nenagh each November.”

This year Cappagh Hospital Foundation, the charity arm of the hospital, are raising vital funds for the purchase of Navigation Assisted Systems and Software for scoliosis corrective surgery. This new software will allow surgeons at Cappagh to undertake complex spinal surgeries safely and with dramatically reduced risk, providing increasingly better outcomes for patients in reducing curvature of the spine and restoring patient height. The development of this service in Cappagh is a first for Ireland and will benefit many adolescents with this ailment. At a cost of €500K this development will also play a vital role in tackling existing waiting lists for spinal surgery. 

If you wish to know more about Cappagh Hospital Foundation visit www.chf.ie or contact our offices on 01-8340325.