This Year’s Charity


About the NRH Foundation

The NRH Foundation is a registered Charity (CRA20013196/CHY6750), focused on raising funds towards specialist projects, equipment and research that helps make a direct difference to the lives of the children and adults at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH), Dún Laoghaire, now and in the future.

The National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH), Dún Laoghaire, is the only hospital in Ireland providing complex specialist rehabilitation services for the national population.  The hospital provides a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient specialist rehabilitation services to children and adults who, as a result of an accident, illness or injury, require rehabilitation services in the following areas of specialty:

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

The NRH is a single entity, publicly funded voluntary hospital (with no private/semi-private beds), providing high quality care and treatment to patients on the basis of clinical need.  The focus of the NRH is to provide treatment programmes dedicated to achieving the highest, safest level of independence possible for each person following their accident, illness or injury.  The service strives to minimise the impact of a person’s disability and optimise their potential, while also helping their families too.


2017 will be a very historic year for the NRH with the commencement of the building of a new 120 bed facility including integrated therapy services, hydrotherapy and sports facilities on the grounds of the existing hospital.  This new facility will be a major enhancement to rehabilitation services nationally and will have a direct and significant impact on patient recovery by providing an optimal ward and therapeutic environment for their treatment in the NRH.

Fundraising is a vital element in the timely completion of this major project.  This year the Galway Cycle is raising funds for the Paediatric Family Centred Rehabilitation (Paeds) Unit in the NRH.  The funds raised will go towards equipping certain areas of the Paeds Unit within the new Hospital build, namely the Therapeutic & Sensory Garden, the Therapeutic Outdoor Playground, the Multi-sensory Therapy Room and the Adolescent Den.