While representing a modern approach to healthcare provision and education, the Hospital has a long and valued tradition of serving the needs of patients in Ireland. Through the support of our Foundations, the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, Incorporating the National Children's Hospital, is at the forefront of healthcare provision in Ireland. More information on the Foundations can be found below.
The Adelaide Hospital Society
The Adelaide Hospital Society was founded in 1839 to provide hospital care especially for the poor of every denomination. The Society has grown from that first small hospital in the Liberties of Dublin to our major role in developing Ireland's most modern Hospital - The Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Dublin, Incorporating The National Children's Hospital.
The Adelaide Hospital Society, as one of the Foundations of the Hospital and as a national voluntary charitable organisation, uses its voluntary funds to advance healthcare, to evoke public support for an inclusive and pluralist healthcare service and to support the improvement of patient services in the Hospital. It contributes to the advancement of healthcare in a number of key areas such as health policy development, nurse education and development and pioneering new and enhanced services. The Society organises a major Annual Conference to focus on vital healthcare issues.
Membership of the Society is open to all on a voluntary basis and we warmly welcome new members who would like to contribute to better healthcare for all. To go to the foundation's website click here.
The Meath Foundation
The Meath Foundation was established in 1998 as successor to the Board of the Meath Hospital . The mission of The Foundation is to carry on the best traditions of the Meath Hospital. This includes providing a focus for voluntary input into the Adelaide and Meath Hospital Dublin incorporating the National Children's Hospital by: electing six directors to the Board of the Adelaide and Meath Hospital Dublin incorporating the National Children's Hospital and promoting healthcare research and education within the hospital and the wider community.
The Meath Foundation supports healthcare research and education in a number of ways including the awarding of research grants. If you would like to support the work of the Foundation, it is possible to make a donation, fundraise, become a governor or make a deed of covenant. To learn more about the foundation click here.
The National Children's Hospital Foundation
The National Children's Hospital Appeal Fund raises money 'Just for Kids.'
We raise money to purchase new equipment, provide new services and ensure the National Children's Hospital is a friendly and comfortable place for sick children and their families.
If you would like to know more about fundraising please click here.