Who we are

At Croí, our aim is to lead the fight against heart disease and stroke, with a particular focus on the West of Ireland. Our mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery & wellbeing.

Our work is funded from the proceeds of fundraising events, voluntary contributions and philanthropy. We are deeply grateful for the support and endorsement of our donors, supporters and volunteers who give so generously of their time and resources.

Croí’s work involves:

  • Raising awareness on a local and national level about the risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
  • Developing and delivering education, prevention and healthy lifestyle programmes to individuals, families and communities.
  • Providing accredited education and training for healthcare professionals.
  • Delivering CPR and defibrillation training to the general public as well as Cardiac Life Support training for healthcare professionals.
  • Providing accommodation and support at the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre for the relatives of those receiving heart or stroke care at Galway University Hospitals.
  • Facilitating and collaborating in vital research in the areas of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.
  • Developing and testing innovative models of preventive and rehabilitative care.
  • Representing the voice of the patient and carer.
  • Supporting the development of heart and stroke services in the West of Ireland, in particular at the specialist centre at Galway University Hospital.

Croí’s Goals:

  • Build healthy communities through support, education and empowerment
  • Amplify the patient voice
  • Pursue the highest level of cardiovascular healthcare
  • Facilitate, participate and collaborate in vital research
  • Build capacity in preventive healthcare nationally through the National Institute for Preventive Cardiology:
    • Engage with policy makers and healthy practitioners in pursuit of excellence in preventive healthcare
    • Develop innovative models of preventive care and service delivery
    • Produce a new generation of scholars and leaders in cardiovascular health and disease prevention
  • Align with the World Heart Federation’s mission and ambition to reduce premature death and disability from cardiovascular disease by 25% by 2025.

Our Vision

Our vision is to lead in the prevention, control of, and recovery from cardiovascular disease and to serve as exemplars of innovation and best practice.

Our Mission

Our mission is to prevent heart disease and stroke, save lives, empower and support families, communities and future generations to take control of their health and well-being.

Latest News

Up to 1,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the 24th annual ‘Tour de Lough Corrib Charity Cycle’ in aid […]

22/05/18

Croí joins European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day The initiative to create the first European Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day follows […]

15/05/18

In Spain, Cardio Alianza has coordinated ‘Heart Failure Week’ with planned events throughout 7 Cities taking place from the 7th […]

14/05/18

The Heartbeat Trust takes part in the in the European Campaign ‘Acting on Heart Failure’. On May 9th Councillor Tom […]

11/05/18

Upcoming Events

 

Lecarrow, Co Roscommon

 

NUIG Regional Sports Pavilion in Dangan

New York City Marathon | Croi Heart & Stroke Charity

 

Berlin, Germany