About Us


The Research & Education Foundation is a registered charity and limited company set up to support training, education and research in health care in Sligo Regional Hospital and its catchment area in the HSE North West Area.

The Board of the Foundation consists of a number of staff members of Sligo General Hospital and citizens from the community. Their efforts are entirely voluntary. Since 1992, the Foundation has worked towards supporting education and research at the hospital.

The Foundation is a member of the Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG) and The Wheel.


The Research & Education Foundation is dedicated to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery by promoting the development of a culture of research and education at Sligo Regional Hospital and in its region. The Foundation considers the improvement of patient care to be at the core of its activities.


The Research & Education Foundation is working to increase healthcare research and education activity in the Sligo region. To this end, we work both to develop the capacity of staff to undertake research, support the funding of research, develop research partnerships and raise awareness and understanding of healthcare research as well as working to promote education on health and healthcare matters

CRA: 20026189