Feb 25, 2016

Since 2011 the Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) has been very supportive of Chronic Pain Ireland through grant aid in support of our Self-Management Programmes. This enables us to reach out to many whom we otherwise would not be able to support. This year we are delighted to have received a €4,000 grant and our sincerest thanks to the HSF particularly during difficult economic times.

In early 2016 twenty-four Irish charities received donations from the Hospital Saturday Fund at a special reception hosted in Dublin’s Mansion House. In total, €106,500 was donated to the medical charities and organisations at the event

Speaking at the reception, The Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh celebrated the extraordinary work of all the charities receiving donations from the Hospital Saturday Fund. Paul Jackson, Chief Executive, Hospital Saturday Fund said: “We are delighted to continue the tradition of supporting many charities in Ireland, many of which are less well-known. The Hospital Saturday Fund is honoured to support the efforts of such deserving charities and help in some way towards the exceptional, tireless work that they do.” In 2016 the Hospital Saturday Fund will give €1,200,000 in donations and grants to medical charities for care and research, hospices and hospitals across the UK and Ireland. Assistance will also be given to individuals whose illness or disability has caused financial difficulties.


The Hospital Saturday Fund is a UK and Ireland charity founded in 1873 to help people to afford medical care. The Fund has ‘tailored’ its benefits to suit modern needs and provides low cost private health insurance.  The HSF has a substantial Irish membership, is based in Ennis and has been operating in Ireland since 1949. With premiums starting from as little as €10.25 per family per month, they are affordable for everyone. To find out more about their plans go to  Profits from the HSF health plan are channelled into the parent charity, The Hospital Saturday Fund, to enable charity donations to be made.  

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