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.
We have recently taken delivery of 16 power wheelchairs which the patients of RHD will put to good use.
“The Friends” have many events during the year;
- Family Fun Day 5K Run Saturday 8th June 2019 in the grounds of RHD
- Annual Golf Classic Elm Park Golf Club Tuesday 2nd July 2019
- Fundraising Ladies Lunch in The Merrion Hotel Friday 20th September
- Family Christmas Carols in the Concert Hall RDH (date to be confirmed)