The Friends of The Royal Hospital Donnybrook, founded by Mr. Dick Tennant, was registered as a Charitable Company in 1989 with the object of raising funds for research, patient care and capital projects. The Friends and the Hospital have a wonderful collection of paintings by Irish Artists which is on permanent display in the hospital to be enjoyed by patients, staff and visitors.
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Over the years “The Friends” have funded a number of research programmes and have made major contributions to capital projects such as upgrading wards and developing new services. Perhaps the most visible signs of The Friends’ contribution is in patient care where many valuable services such as additional ambulances, a coffee shop and a raised garden for patients have been provided. Most recently The Friends have purchased the ANDAGO, this is the first machine of its kind in Ireland. The Andago is a gait trainer which allows patients to walk in weeks instead of months.
“The Friends” have many events during the year;
- Family fun 5K Run 19 May 2018
- Annual Golf Classic Elm Park Golf Club 3 July 2018
- Cultural Evening featuring The Doctors Choir in the Concert Hall of RHD on 11 October 2018
- Family Christmas Day in the Royal Hospital Donnybrook with Santa, Christmas Carols and much more on 24 November 2018