What We Do

St. Gabriel’s Foundation provide a range of specialist services and therapeutic interventions for children with disabilities from the Mid-West. 66 children with disabilities attend St. Gabriel’s special school situated on the Dooradoyle campus.

St. Gabriel’s also provide Hydrotherapy and Orthotic services to children with disabilities and to people in the wider community who benefit from using these services.

Located on the Dooradoyle campus is the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) who provide seating and assistive technology to clients.

Together these facilities have helped create a more integrated, client-friendly service for children, their families and adults with disabilities.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be adaptable and flexible in meeting the needs of children and young adults
with disabilities and their families in the MidWest. We aim to provide transparency in all that
we do and hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards.

Our Values

Our values are reflected in the daily work we do and provide the basis of our interactions and communication
with those attending our services. They are based on a set of principles which include:

Showing Kindness

Respecting Individuals

Working in Partnership

Valuing Everyone’s Contribution

Being Accountable

Disability Network Teams

The Treehouse and South City Children’s Disability Network Teams (CDNTs) support children who have a developmental delay, are at risk of having a disability, or who have complex needs arising from a disability who are aged from 0 to 18 years.

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St. Gabriel’s hydrotherapy pool opened in 2009.The pool was designed for therapy and rehabilitation purposes in particular to meet the very specific needs of children with disabilities.

The pool also operates as a social enterprise and offers public sessions for members of the general public.

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Orthotics is a specialist medical discipline in which external orthoses or brace/supports are designed and fitted.

A Private Orthotics Clinic also operates as a social enterprise and provides specialist treatment and is open to the general public.

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Children’s Respite

St. Gabriel’s Respite House opened in 2021 and is located in Mungret, Co. Limerick. The respite house is a dedicated centre that gives over-night nursing-led care to children from Clare, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.

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