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Our Development Timeline2019-09-04T15:17:44+00:00

Crann Achievements to Date

2014

March – Notwill Spinal Injury/Rehabilitation Centre fact finding mission

August – Sourcing and purchasing Ballincollig property

November – Architectural refurbishment plans and planning Crann fact finding trip to TSCH

2015

January – Building refurbishment commenced

November – Research/Needs Assessment commissioned

2016

February – Fact finding trips to Musgrave and NRH Dun Laoghaire

April – Building refurbishment completed

November – Research/Needs Assessment completed
– Interim activities proposed

2017

January – Introductory meeting with UNESCO Team, Institute of Technology, Tralee

March – USA fact finding visits to Boston Children’s Hospital and Riley Children’s Hospital
– Crann research presentation at Spina Bifida  World Congress Interim activities Teen Club commenced

April – Invitation for Crann research submission for publication in American Medical Journal

May – Strategic Planners Universal Learning Systems engaged

June – Turas Saol (wheelchair life skills programme in partnership with IWA)

July – Strategic governance planners Exodea engaged

September – Research submission accepted for publication in the American Journal of Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

2018

January – Monthly Teen Club meetings initiated

February – Charitable Registration achieved

May – Project visit by Indiana University School of Medicine partners

June – Development of all relevant policy compliancy

July – Companies House Registration achieved

August – Relevant policy compliancy achieved

October – Community Day

December – Teen Club performance of the play Alice in Wonderland

2019

April – New CEO announced – Padraig Mallon

May – Wheelchair skills training gains ground

June – Summer Camp for children and teens held at the Centre

August – Visit to Swiss Paraplegic Foundation’s annual summer camp
– New Head of Services announced – Colette Cahill