The City of Dublin Skin and Cancer Hospital Charity is dedicated to continuing the ethos and tradition that were a tribute to the founder of Hume St. Hospital, Andrew Charles, and the many doctors, nurses, board members and staff who were associated with the Hospital from its foundation to its closure. In keeping with the ethos of translational medicine to bring advances from research laboratories to patients as expeditiously as possible, the Charity has provided financial support and expert opinion to establish the Charles Institute at University College Dublin, the Irish Skin Foundation, and the Charles Centre at St. Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin.

The Charles Institute

The Charles Institute

The City of Dublin Skin and Cancer Hospital Charity in partnership with University College Dublin founded the Charles Institute, named after the founder of the Hospital, on the campus of U.C.D. This centre of research excellence, was officially launched by Professor Hugh Brady, President of UCD, and Mr. Peter O’Flanagan, Chairman of the Charity on 19th September 2011.

Irish Skin Foundation

The Irish Skin Foundation

To extend the ethos of translational medicine from the research laboratories to the wider community with skin disease by “bringing science to society“, the Charity established the Irish Skin Foundation, which will be supported financially by the Charity during its formative years. The ISF held its inaugural meeting on 19th January 2011.

The Charles Centre for Dermatology

The Charles Centre for Dermatology

To further facilitate the ‘bench-to-bedside’ maxim of translational medicine, the Charity has provided funding to enable the establishment of the Charles Centre for the treatment of patients with skin disease at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, which will open in 2012. The Charles Centre for Dermatology has accommodated the majority of patients who formerly attended the old hospital on Hume Street.

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