Blackrock Clinic – 36th Anniversary
25th Apr 2022
Thirty six years ago this month Blackrock Clinic first opened its doors to patients from across Ireland and further afield.
Our founders had a vision of a private healthcare establishment which would complement the work of the public system. It would do this with pioneering surgical procedures, high-tech medical treatments, and ground-breaking diagnostics.
This remains the spirit which pervades Blackrock Clinic’s approach to everything.
In the thirty six years that have passed since April 1986, we have constantly been at the cutting edge of healthcare developments in Ireland, introducing new diagnostics, facilities, and procedures to Ireland which would go on to be adopted across the industry sector.
Some of the momentus healthcare innovations brought to Ireland by the teams at Blackrock Clinic include:
- PET scanning services, introduced by Blackrock Clinic in 2001, continue to evolve and now include F-18 PSMA;
- Cardiac CT, introduced in 2006, goes from strength to strength;
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVI), introduced in June 2008; and
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy, introduced in July 2016.
Under the leadership of CEO James O’Donoghue, we continue to innovate rapidly. The Mako Robot joined our Orthopaedic faculty last December, and in the specialty of Cardiology, the latest Ablation technologies are being introduced to tackle the rise in Atrial Fibrillation in Ireland. These include Adagio’s iCLAS ultra-cold curvilinear catheter ablation system, and Pulse Field Ablation from Boston Scientific.
As we seek to continue innovating in the years to come, collaboration will be key.
This is why, thirty six years after opening our doors, we are excited to have officially joined forces with our sister clinics – Galway Clinic, Hermitage Clinic, and Limerick Clinic – to form Blackrock Health, Ireland’s newest high- tech private hospital group.
This Group has been created with the goal of bringing together our hospitals so that collectively we can grow our expert team and continue to achieve even better health outcomes for all our patients.
At this exciting moment in our development as a hospital, we are confident that our next thirty six years will be just as innovative and exciting as the last.