THE MEDICAL CARE PATHWAY FOR ALL FAI SENIOR AND UNDERAGE INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS WILL BE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BEACON HOSPITAL AND CAPPAGH HOSPITAL.
Beacon Hospital and Cappagh Hospital have today announced a partnership with the FAI with regard to establishing a medical care pathway for the FAI senior international and all underage international team players.
This ensures that all FAI international players, at all levels, will have access to sports medicine, orthopaedic surgery and radiology expertise of the highest levels. The medical care protocol ensures speedy assess to these specialities, allowing for earlier diagnosis and treatment, including surgical intervention if deemed necessary.
In addition there will be access to the full range of services available at Beacon Hospital, including; cardiology, respiratory, ENT and many other medical/surgical sub-specialities.
Speaking at the announcement, Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at Beacon Hospital, Mr. Maurice Neligan said: “For many sports people injury is a huge concern and can seriously impact on their career. At Beacon Hospital we will provide a comprehensive range of sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery, as well as physiotherapy and pain relief services with particular focus on hip, knee, wrist, foot and ankle. Our aim is to work closely with the FAI and their Medical Director to ensure access to expertise in all the relevant specialities, in as timely a manner as possible.”
Adding to this John Delaney, CEO of the FAI said: “I am delighted to welcome the FAI’s partnership with Beacon Hospital and Cappagh Hospital, which is an integral part of the player welfare pathway.
“As a result of this partnership our International players will have access to the best medical expertise available.”