Barretstown Research

Research and evaluation has shown that Barretstown has helped to rebuild the lives of children affected by serious illness, and their families, through our life changing Therapeutic Recreation programme in a safe, fun and supportive environment.

Barretstown Research

Barretstown will look after the physical and emotional well-being of an ill child by creating a carefree and safe, medically supported environment where they can make new friends, share experiences – and continue their treatment if they need to.

The Barretstown programme is endorsed by leading medical professionals and has become internationally recognised as having a profound and positive impact on the lives of children with serious illness.

“As patients are diagnosed their belief in life, world, self and mortality takes a knock and self-belief is a vital component of the treatment and recovery process. Barretstown empowers these children to regain confidence and restore some normality in their lives.”
– Dr. Michael Capra, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin

Research into Barretstown and the profound effect that it has on people’s lives can be seen in the below attachments. If you have any queries in relation to research in Barretstown please contact us at the following email address  info@barretstown.org