Croí Milestones

Timeline

1985
20/07/1985

1985

West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation established to lead a major public campaign to advance the case for specialist cardiac services and facilities for the west of Ireland, based at University Hospital Galway
1987
20/07/1987

1987

West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation funds the first Cardiac Diagnostic Angiography Unit in the region.
1993
20/07/1993

1993

First CEO appointed and Croí name and logo launched.
1995
20/07/1995

1995

Croí commenced support for cardiac services at Mayo General and Roscommon Hospitals
1996
20/07/1996

1996

Ireland’s first mobile Coronary Care Unit (Croí Ambulance launched)
1999
20/07/1999

1999

Croí supports establishment of first Chest Pain Clinic in the west at Galway University Hospital
2002
20/07/2002

2002

Croí funds New Coronary Care Unit at Galway University Hospital
2004
20/07/2004

2004

‘Croí Heart Smart’ community-based risk factor screening programme launched
2005
20/07/2005

2005

Second Croí ambulance purchased. Second Cath lab funded at Galway University Hospital
2006
20/07/2006

2006

Croí funds West of Ireland Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit at Galway University Hospital. Croí launches ‘Centre for Life-Saving Training’ providing CPR and AED training throughout the west.
2007
20/07/2007

2007

First open-heart procedure performed in the West’s new Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit at Galway University Hospital. Croí campaigned for the facility to be established in the west of Ireland and contributed €1m to the capital costs.
2008
20/07/2008

2008

Croí unveils plans for the Croí ‘Heart & Stroke Centre’, Ireland’s first dedicated community heart health & wellness centre. Ray Rooney, Kieran Daly & Neil Johnson received ‘People of the Year’ Award.
2009
20/07/2009

2009

Croí launches MyAction – Irelands’ first cardiovascular risk, lifestyle and behaviour change programme targeting those at greatest risk of Heart Attack, Stroke & Diabetes.
2011
20/07/2011

2011

Croí funded new Cardiology Day Ward at Galway University Hospital. Incorporated Stroke into Croí’s Mission
2012
20/07/2012

2012

Croí opens €4m state-of-the-art ‘Heart & Stroke Centre, at Croí House, Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway; bringing all of its programmes under the one roof, on land donated by Galway City Council. The project has been entirely funded as an independent development by Croí
2013
20/07/2013

2013

MSc & Diploma in Preventive Cardiology launched as a collaboration with National University Ireland Galway.
2014
20/07/2014

2014

National Institute for Preventive Cardiology (NIPC) launched as a strategic partnership with NUI Galway. Croí is founding member of iHHub
2015
20/07/2015

2015

More than 25,000 visits to Croí Heart and Stroke Centre. Longstanding Croí volunteer Vincent Browne becomes the first Irish reciepent of the Earl Bakken Award
2016
11/10/2016

2016

Irish Times Editorial Tuesday October 11th 2016 commends Croí’s MyAction programme outcomes report.
2017
02/05/2017

2017

Celebrates the 10th anniversary of first open heart procedure at Galway University Hospital.