Central Remedial Clinic

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Central Remedial Clinic
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Central Remedial Clinic
Central Remedial Clinic is located in Dublin
Central Remedial Clinic
Shown in Dublin
Geography
LocationClontarf, Dublin, Ireland
Coordinates53°22′10.848″N 6°12′4.069″W / 53.36968000°N 6.20113028°W / 53.36968000; -6.20113028Coordinates: 53°22′10.848″N 6°12′4.069″W / 53.36968000°N 6.20113028°W / 53.36968000; -6.20113028
Organisation
Hospital typeSpecialist
Services
SpecialityCare for children and adults with physical disabilities
History
Founded1951
Links
Websitecrc.ie

The Central Remedial Clinic (Irish: An Príomhchlinic Feabhais), commonly known and referred to as the CRC, is a non-residential national centre established for the care, treatment and development of children and adults with physical disabilities. It is located at Clontarf, Ireland.

History[edit]

The clinic was founded by Lady Valerie Goulding and Kathleen O'Rourke in 1951 as a small non-residential treatment centre in a house on Upper Pembroke Street in Dublin's city centre.[1] In 1954 it moved to Goatstown where it quickly developed paramedical and educational services for people with disabilities.[1] In 1968, it moved into a purpose-built facility in Clontarf.[1] In the 1970s, Lady Goulding hired Charles Haughey to head up its fund-raising arm. Accountant to Haughey, Des Peelo, was chairman for a period. While Lady Goulding ensured continuing finance from State and philanthropic sources, its medical development was under the direction of Dr Ciaran Barry, who also worked at the Mater Hospital.[2] The CRC opened a centre in Waterford, providing a regional assessment service for children in the south-east of Ireland, in 2001 and substantially expanded it in 2011.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Our history". Central Remedial Clinic. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. ^ Jordan, Anthony J. The good samaritans - Memoir of a biographer'. Westport Books. pp. 119–128. ISBN 978-0-9524447-5-6.
  3. ^ "Central Remedial Clinic admits charity money used for top-up payments to senior staff". The Independent. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2019.

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