About Us

History of Our Hospital

March 9th 2018
The Hospital announced a formal name change to Tallaght University Hospital. The change of title reflected the of the Hospital's position as one of the country's leading academic teaching hospitals. The evolution of Tallaght Hospital to Tallaght University Hospital formalises our status as one of the country's major academic teaching hospitals that continues to be at the forefront of innovative research. 

June 21st 1998
On June 21st 1998, 115 patients were transferred to Tallaght from the Adelaide, Meath and National Children's Hospitals in Dublin's city centre. This move happened after months of planning and detailed logistics. During the course of the day 12 Eastern Health Board ambulances transported patients, accompanied by our medical and nursing staff, from the city centre to Tallaght along a planned route via South Circular Road, the Naas Road and the Belgard Road. Intensive Care (ICU) and Coronary Care (CCU) patients were transferred to Tallaght in a high-tech ambulance with its own mobile intensive care unit called MICAS.

A team of medical and nursing staff was on stand-by at the Meath Hospital, National Children’s Hospital in Harcourt Street and in Tallaght throughout the transfer of patients. Prior to opening day, a removal company was hired to pack and move furniture, equipment and files: over 170,000 patient records and almost 50,000 patients' X-Rays. The move to Tallaght was a carefully-planned and extremely smooth-running operation thanks to the huge effort from staff and volunteers. From 23rd June, new patients were admitted to the Hospital and clinical activity built up steadily.

Planning for the move
Planning for the Tallaght development began in 1981 when the Department of Health appointed the Tallaght Hospital Board to oversee the planning, building and equipping of the Hospital. In 1985, architectural competition results were published, with Robinson Keefe Devane Architects being appointed to design the new Hospital. Construction was approved in 1993 and building commenced in October of that year. Construction was completed in 1998. The Hospital was established under a Charter, agreed in Dail Eireann, on 1st August 1996. Today, Tallaght is a public, voluntary, teaching Hospital, funded by the Health Service Executive.

The Building 
At a capital cost of £140M, the new development at Tallaght was one of the largest capital investments in healthcare ever undertaken by the State. Children, adults and older people are cared for at the hospital, which has 562 beds, 12 theatres, and 14 Critical Care beds.

Built on a 35-acre site, the Hospital’s main corridor, Hospital Street, is 353.1 metres long - about a quarter of a mile.

It is a unique challenge, bringing together over 600 years of medical and nursing care and education from the very different traditions of the Adelaide Hospital, the Meath Hospital and the National Children's Hospital (Harcourt Street).

The Adelaide Hospital
The Adelaide Hospital was founded in 1839 to serve the disadvantaged Protestant population of Dublin. Like the Meath and National Children's Hospitals, the Adelaide Hospital was run on a voluntary basis - its survival dependent on the generosity of others and the dedication of its staff. Famous for its nursing school, which was founded in 1859 by Miss Bramwell who had worked with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea, the Adelaide has been at the forefront of many medical advances. It was, for example, the first general hospital in Dublin to introduce a skin clinic (in 1868), a gynaecological unit (in 1868) and the bacteriological control of milk (in 1904).

The Meath Hospital
The Meath Hospital is the oldest of the three hospitals, founded in 1753. Situated in the ‘liberty’ of the Earl of Meath, the Hospital was opened to serve the sick and poor in the crowded area of the Liberties in Dublin. In the 19th Century the Meath Hospital achieved world-wide fame as a result of the revolutionary teaching methods and groundbreaking research carried out by Graves and Stokes, physicians of the Hospital. In more recent times, the Hospital developed specialised services in the fields of urology, psychiatry, orthopaedics, haematology, endocrinology and nephrology.

The National Children's Hospital
In 1821 a number of eminent Dublin doctors - concerned with the lack of treatment available for sick children in the city - founded the National Children's Hospital. It was the first hospital devoted exclusively to the care and treatment of sick children in Ireland and Britain. Indeed, one of the hospitals’ early students, Dr. Charles West, returned to London and founded Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1852.

Hospital Board

Directors of Tallaght University Hospital Board

In accordance with bye laws made in November 2014 under the Tallaght University Hospital Charter, the Board of Tallaght University Hospital consists of an 11 Member Non-Executive Board. The Chief Executive and appropriate members of the Executive Management Team attend and participate fully in all Board meetings.

Non-Executive Directors
Mr. Liam Dowdall (Chairman)
Dr. Jim Kiely (Vice Chairman)
Mrs. Mairéad Shields
Archdeacon David Pierpoint
Professor Patricia Barker
Mr. David Seaman
Ms. Anna Lee
Professor Kathy Monks
Mr. Mark Varian                                                                                                                                          Dr. Anne Marie Brady 

Senior Management in attendance at Board Meetings
Mr. David Slevin, Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Lucy Nugent, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Dermot Carter, Director of Finance
Dr. Daragh Fahey, Director of Quality Safety & Risk Management
Prof. Catherine Wall, Clinical Director, Medical Directorate, Lead Clinical Director
Dr. Siobhán Ní Bhriain, Chair of the Medical Board
Prof. Paul Ridgway, Clinical Director, Peri-Operative Directorate
Ms. Áine Lynch, Director of Nursing
Mr. John Kelly, Chief Operations Officer
Ms. Sharon Larkin, Director of Human Resources

Board Secretary - Ms. Madeline O'Neill

Board Agendas & Minutes
Hospital Board Agenda - May 21st 2018
Hospital Board Minutes - May 21st 2018

Hospital Board Agenda - April 23rd 2018
Hospital Board Minutes - April 23rd 2018

Hospital Board Agenda - March 26th 2018

Hospital Board Minutes - March 26th 2018

Hospital Board Agenda - January 22nd 2018
Hospital Board Minutes - January 22nd 2018

Hospital Board Agenda - November 20th 2017
Hospital Board Minutes - November 20th 2017

Hospital Board Agenda - October 23rd 2017
Hospital Board Minutes - October 23rd 2017

Hospital Board Agenda - September 25th 2017
Hospital Board Minutes - September 25th 2017

Hospital Board Agenda - July 24th 2017
Hospital Board Minutes - July 24th 2017

Hospital Board Agenda - June 19th 2017
Hospital Board Minutes - June 19th 2017

Hospital Board Agenda - May 22nd 2017
Hospital Board Minutes - May 22nd 2017

Hospital Board Agenda - May 11th 2017
Hospital Board Minutes - May 11th 2017

Hospital Board Agenda - March 20th 2017
Hospital Board Minutes - March 20th 2017

Hospital Board Agenda - February 20th 2017
Hospital Board Minutes - February 20th 2017

Hospital Board Agenda - January 23rd 2017
Hospital Board Minutes - January 23rd 2017

Hospital Board Agenda - November 21st 2016
Hospital Board Minutes - November 21st 2016

Hospital Board Agenda - October 24th 2016
Hospital Board Minutes - October 24th 2016

Hospital Board Agenda - September 19th 2016
Hospital Board Minutes - September 19th 2016

Hospital Board Agenda - July 18th 2016
Hospital Board Minutes - July 18th 2016

Hospital Board Agenda - June 20th 2016
Hospital Board Minutes - June 20th 2016

Hospital Board Agenda - May 23rd 2016

Hospital Board Minutes - May 23rd 2016

Hospital Board Agenda - 18th April 2016
Hospital Board Minutes - 18th April 2016

Hospital Board Agenda - 14th March 2016
Hospital Board Minutes - 14th March 2016

Hospital Board Agenda - 17th February 2016
Hospital Board Minutes - 17th February 2016

Hospital Board Agenda - 25th November 2015
Hospital Board Minutes - 25th November 2015

Hospital Board Agenda - 28th October 2015
Hospital Board Minutes - 28th October 2015

Hospital Board Agenda - 30th September 2015
Hospital Board Minutes - 30th September 2015

Hospital Board Agenda - 29th July 2015
Hospital Board Minutes - 29th July 2015

Hospital Board Agenda - 24th June 2015
Hospital Board Minutes - 24th June 2015

A Statement of Information Practices at Tallaght Hospital

Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information. TUH must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 1988. The 1988 Act was amended by the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003. The 2003 Amendment Act brought our law into line with the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.

We are committed to complying with all applicable privacy laws which govern how the Hospital collects, uses, discloses and stores your personal information. This page sets out to explain how the Hospital will handle your personal information, you can read the more detailed Statement of Information Practise here. You can also write to the Hospital's  Data Protection Officer to request more information.

Information Governance

Information governance is the set of standards we must follow in handling personal healthcare records. Good information governance means that all personal health information is handled legally, securely, efficiently and effectively in order to deliver the best possible care to people who use our services.

It also includes sharing of relevant personal health information with our healthcare providers where appropriate.

What does it involve?

  • We must manage our records effectively. This means that information should be accurate, up to date and accessible when it is needed.
  • We must ensure that information is kept securely and is accessed only by those who should be accessing it.
  • We must protect the confidentiality of the information – information provided in confidence should not be used or disclosed in a way that might identify an individual without a legal basis for processing.
  • Patients have a right to access health information about themselves – Please see full policy

What personal information we hold 

In order to provide you with the highest quality of healthcare, we need to keep records about you. These records may include:

  • Personal information such as your name, address, date of birth, next of kin
  • Contact we have had with you, such as clinic visits and hospital admissions
  • Notes and reports about your health and details of any treatment and care you need or have received either from us or from other healthcare providers, such as your GP, primary care team, other hospitals, community health organisation/services and pharmacy
  • Results of investigations such as X-rays and laboratory tests

What will we use your information for?

The people who provide healthcare to you will use your records to:

  • Confirm your identity when we contact you, or when you contact us
  • Make decisions about your ongoing care and treatment
  • Make sure your care is safe and effective
  • Check the quality of your care
  • To ensure a safe care journey through our hospital and onto other care providers if/when required
  • While the primary purpose of the Hospital is the treatment of patients, the Hospital is also an institute of learning and innovation for clinical staff and conducts research in support of the continued development of future health treatments. (All research conducted is subject to specific patient consent)

Do I have a choice? 

No. If you wish to receive safe and appropriate care and treatment at our hospital we must maintain an accurate record of relevant information about you.

However, if you have any concerns about providing information or how we share this information with other healthcare providers, please contact our Data Protection Officer on (01) 414 2015 so that you fully understand the reason why we capture this information.

Do you share information about me with anyone?

Yes, as part of your continuing care we may also share relevant information about you with other relevant organisations who may be involved in your care at some point. For example:

  • Other hospitals that are involved in your care and treatment
  • Your GP
  • Community Healthcare Organisations and their services
  • Local authorities
  • Primary care
  • Pharmacy

When we do share information with other organisations involved in your care, we do so under a formal agreement about how it will be used and kept confidential. We will not disclose your information to any other third parties without your permission unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as if the health and safety of others is at risk or if there is a legislative requirement us to pass on information.

Relevant information about you may also be used to help us to:

  • Manage finances e.g. billing and costings
  • Teach and train our staff
  • Manage and plan our services
  • To perform clinical audits
  • Help investigate concerns or complaints that you or your family may have about your healthcare.

Wherever possible we use information that would not identify you personally (anonymous information).

Do you use my information for research?

Yes. Tallaght University Hospital is an academic teaching hospital associated with Trinity College Dublin and we support and promote research activity within the Hospital. Research has a vital role to play in the development of healthcare and health service delivery.

Our Research Ethics Committee must approve research before it takes place. If we wish to use your personal information for research then we will ask you for permission first. You will not be identified in any published results without your prior agreement.

Can I see the information you hold about me?

Yes. It is your right to access any identifiable information we hold about you. The Freedom of Information Act, General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Acts allows you to find what information is held about you on computer and in certain paper records.

There are two ways to request a copy of your personal healthcare records by post or email the details of which are below. The length of time it takes to process your request can vary depending on the records you are looking for and how many other requests are being processed at the same time. 

To request a copy of your medical record by post write to: The Release of Information Dept, Tallaght University Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24 D24 NR0A

To request a copy of your medical record by email: roi@tuh.ie

Tallaght University Hospital Child Safeguarding Statement

Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) is committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of all children in our care. Child protection is the responsibility of all staff and to support this there are a number of mechanisms in place. The Hospitals practice is informed by Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, DOH 2017. The guidelines for practice currently in TUH are a collaborative set of guidelines that are underpinned by the National Guidance. It is mandatory for all staff to be familiar with these guidelines and complete HSE Children First training.

TUH has an active Children First Implementation Committee chaired by the Deputy Chief Executive. TUH also complies with the Garda Vetting requirements in the recruitment of staff to the Hospital.

TUH will continue to strive to ensure all Children are cared for in a safe, secure and caring environment. A full copy of the Hospital's Safeguarding Statement is available through this link

If you have any queries regarding child protection in the Hospital please contact the Hospital Social Work Department on 01 414 2462. This line is open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

About Us

Tallaght University Hospital is one of Ireland’s largest acute teaching hospitals, providing child-health, adult, psychiatric and age-related healthcare on one site. With 562 beds, 12 theatres and 14 Critical Care beds in operation, the hospital treats over 410,000 patients per year and employs almost 3,000 staff. The Hospital provides access for patients to over 20 medical and surgical specialties, with comprehensive on-site Laboratory and Radiology support services. It is also a national urology centre, the second largest provider of dialysis services in the country and a regional orthopaedic trauma centre.

Tallaght University Hospital is one of two main teaching hospitals of Trinity College Dublin - specialising in the training and professional development of staff in areas such as nursing, health and social care professionals, emergency medicine and surgery, amongst many others.

Tallaght University Hospital is a Voluntary Hospital underpinned by the legal status of a Chartered Corporation established under Statutory Instrument, providing adult and paediatric services to a catchment population of approximately 450,000 people (80% of which are located in South Dublin and parts of Kildare), and serves approximately 200 General Practitioners. Mental Health services operate on-site under HSE governance structures, with close operational alignment to the adult services provided by Tallaght Hospital.

The Trinity Health Ireland (THI) collaborative agreement underpins Tallaght University Hospital’s valued relationships with Trinity College Dublin (TCD), St. James's Hospital, and the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital. Uniquely, Tallaght University Hospital operates within two Hospital Group Structures — the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group (DMHG) and the Children’s Hospital Group (CHG) — and within Dublin South Central Primary Care Community Health Organisation (CHO) Area Seven. Tallaght University Hospital has long-standing strategic and operational alliances with Naas General Hospital and Peamount Healthcare,
among other healthcare providers within the region.

The Tallaght University Hospital Campus is 31 acres in size, with significant future development capacity, annual gross expenditure is in excess of €0.25bn.

The Hospital opened on June 21st 1998 through the amalgamation of three independent voluntary hospitals: the Adelaide, the Meath and the National Children’s Hospital (NCH). Founded in 1839, the Adelaide Hospital was famous for its nursing school; the Meath Hospital, the oldest voluntary hospital and the oldest university teaching hospital in the country, was founded in 1753; and the NCH, the first dedicated children’s hospital in Ireland and Britain, was founded in 1821. The Adelaide, the Meath and the NCH have a long and proud history of providing specialist services to patients in Dublin. Many of the Hospital’s core strengths today originated from national and regional specialist services developed in these base hospitals, including; Urology, Orthopaedics, Nephrology and General Paediatric services.

Mission Statement of our Hospital

The mission of the Hospital is patient focused, it is to: 

  • Service the healthcare needs of the community
  • Provide care based on best practice
  • Enhance our patients’ wellbeing through education and information 
  • Educate healthcare students in partnership with third level institutions
  • Support our staff in lifelong learning
  • Undertake and support research for improved patient and public care
  • Develop voluntary participation and support

Our core values which support our mission statement are:

  • Respect for patient autonomy
  • Respect for each other
  • Caring
  • Openness
  • Partnership and teamwork
  • Fairness and equity

Our Foundations

While representing a modern approach to healthcare provision and education, Tallaght University Hospital has a long and valued tradition of serving the needs of patients from right across the country. Through the support of our Foundations, the hospital is at the forefront of healthcare provision in Ireland. More information on the Foundations can be found through the following links.

AHLAdelaide Health Foundation – The Adelaide Health Foundation is a voluntary independent charitable organisation which seeks to advance healthcare that is centred upon the dignity of every human being and that provides equal access to quality healthcare based upon clinical need. As one of the foundations of Tallaght University Hospital, it uses voluntary funds to support healthcare projects and initiatives both in the Hospital and in the local community. Its Health Policy Department produces authoritative, evidence-based research and health policy analysis to inform Irish health policy, management and services.

The Foundation nominates students to be admitted to the Adelaide School of Nursing to undertake their BSc Nursing (General) in Trinity College, Dublin and Tallaght University Hospital and it administers a Bursary Scheme for eligible students of the Adelaide School of Nursing. For further information please refer to www.adelaide.ie

MflogoThe Meath Foundation - The Meath Foundation has evolved from its former role as the Board of the Meath Hospital to a situation where it nominates one person as a Non Executive Director to the Board of Tallaght University Hospital. The Meath Foundation Board of Directors and members include former staff of the Meath Hospital, Members of the Foundation, staff of Tallaght University Hospital and members of the community. 

The Meath Foundation supports healthcare research, education and quality improvements and arts and health at Tallaght University Hospital for the benefit of the community and within the hospital service. To learn more about the foundation click here

The National Children's Hospital Foundation

NchLogoThe National Children's Hospital Appeal Fund raises money 'Just for Kids.' 

It raises money to purchase new equipment, provide new services and ensure the National Children's Hospital is a friendly and comfortable place for sick children and their families.

If you would like to know more about fundraising please click here.

Research Ethics Committee

Tallaght University Hospital / St. James's Hospital Joint Research Ethics Committee (REC) 

The Research Ethics Committee (REC) was established to provide ethical reviews for research in which patients (and sometimes healthy controls) are direct participants or which uses information derived from patients’ medical records or from biological samples.

Ethical approval is required under European Legislation (SI 190 of 2004) for clinical trials on medicinal products. These trials may be international and/or multi-site. The trial sponsor may seek approval from any REC in the country, of which there are currently 12, and approval for each site is required from the local CEO/Hospital Manager.

The REC also provides ethical review for non-clinical research and this service is generally restricted to research in Tallaght University Hospital or St. James's Hospital.

The REC does not review research proposals which do not involve patients as participants or use patient data or biological samples. Research involving, e.g. surveys of staff or process changes to improve operational efficiency are probably not our business although approval by hospital management is likely to be required. If in doubt email for clarification.

The Research Ethics Committee
The Committee comprises of expert and lay members. Expert members are doctors and other healthcare professionals, in most cases working in one of our hospitals. The Chairman is Professor Richard Deane. Membership is voluntary. Lay members must include some people who are not, and have not been, employed in the health sector. If you might be interested in being a member you are welcome to contact the administrator for further information or discussion. 

The Committee and its work
The Committee meets 10 times each year, considering between eight and 10 proposals at each meeting. An expert review of each proposal is provided in advance. Discussion covers issues such as the validity and utility of the research, balance of risks and benefits and adequacy of consent processes.

Other matters concerning research ethics are dealt with between meetings by the administrator and, where required, by decision of the Chairman.

Proposals may be approved, approved subject to some clarifications or changes, deferred or not approved. Approximately 75% of all proposals are approved outright or subject to minor changes, as are almost all proposals subject to decision by the Chairman.

How to make a submission
The application document for clinical trials can be found on the dohc.ie website and below. Applications for for non-clinical trials can be found on the Molecular Medicine Ireland (mmi) website and also below. All other forms such as amendment forms, end of trial forms, patient information leaflet template, patient consent template etc. can also all be found below. To edit these forms, please click file and edit with word.

Timelines for approval
Please allow yourself a minimum of three months from first downloading an application or amendment form, to receiving a final notification (if applicable) of ethical approval. This is necessary as there may be an initial three week wait for the meeting and the committee may request amendments or a full resubmission for the next meeting. You may not make this deadline for the next meeting depending on the magnitude of changes and therefore it could be two months before your application is on the agenda again.

For non-clinical trials, we accept electronic submissions but please be prepared to submit a hard copy of the application on request.

For clinical trials, the committee require both an electronic and hard copy submission.

Applications are welcome Monday to Thursday during working hours but please take note of deadlines for specific meeting dates. Please do not submit an application or make an enquiry on Fridays as all applications made throughout the week are checked and reviewed on Fridays to the exclusion of all other work.

The fees for an application are outlined below:

 
Tallaght University Hospital / St James's Hospital Ethical Approval Application Fees
Clinical Trial€1,000
Site Fee (per site)€150
Non-Clinical Trial€1,000
Substantial Amendment€200
Non-Substantial Amendment€64
Non-Clinical Trial/Research Amendment€64

Please note that fees for clinical trials are non-negotiable.

When to apply
Meeting dates (submissions to be made at the latest three weeks prior to the meeting).

April 18th (Please enquire before submission of clinical trials)Submission Deadline is 28th March
May 16thSubmission Deadline is 25th April
June 27thSubmission Deadline is 6th June
July 18thSubmission Deadline is 27th June
August – No meetingN/A
September 19thSubmission Deadline is 29th August
October 17thSubmission Deadline is 26th September
November 21stSubmission Deadline is 31st October
December – No meetingN/A

Contact details: researchethics@tuh.ie

Forms

Standard Application Form Non Clinical Trial 5.6

Form 1 Clinical Trial Application

Applicant Checklist for a Clinical Trial

Applicant Checklist for a Non Clinical Trial

Form 3 Site Specific Assessment Form

Form 4 Substantial Amendment

form5 Quarterly and Annual Report

Form 6 Declaration of End of Clinical Trial

Payment Information and Instructions

SJH AMNCH REC Non-Clinical Amendment Request Form

Patient Leaflet Template

Patient Consent Template

Reports & Publications

Annual Report 2017
The 2017 annual report highlights the continued high standards of care being maintained by the Hospital despite sustained pressure to meet increasing demands with less resources.

Year on year, the Hospital has experienced an increase in emergency activity but in 2017, attendances to the adult emergency department exceeded 50,000 for the first time since opening, representing a 2% increase since 2016. In total, there were over 83,100 attendances by adults and children to the ED in 2017. The report also shows a big increase in the number of adult inpatient emergency admissions from 15,788 in 2016 to 16,349 in 2017. A full copy of the report can be found through this link

2018 Update on Implementation of HIQA Recommendations
In May 2012, HIQA published its report into the quality, safety and governance of care provided to acute patients admitted to Tallaght Hospital. This report was concluded following an 11 month inquiry into matters covering scheduled and unscheduled patient access into the hospital, with a particular focus on the hospital’s leadership, governance and management processes. There are 76 recommendations, seven of these are local recommendations which relate specifically to Tallaght Hospital, two of which are matters for the Department of Health. 43 are national recommendations to be implemented by all hospitals, including Tallaght Hospital with the remaining 26 national recommendations falling under the remit of the Department of Health (DoH) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) or Special Delivery Unit (SDU).

This briefing note highlights some of the key actions taken to date and planned actions arising from the recommendations in the 2012 report, focussing particularly on specific issues to Tallaght Hospital. The full report is available here.

Tallaght Hospital Quality Report 2016
The 2016 Quality Report highlights the Hospitals commitment to providing patients with the highest possible standards of care across three key areas: Quality, Safety and Risk Management. As part of its patient-centred culture, staff at Tallaght Hospital are committed to the development of initiatives which not only ensure the delivery of consistently high quality service but also potential improvements to services. Underpinning the Hospital’s supportive, open and learning culture, staff are actively encouraged to voice any concerns and flag potential risks where appropriate. A fully copy of the report can be accessed through this link.

Tallaght Hospital Annual Report 2016
Tallaght Hospital has released its 2016 Annual Report which shows that despite a significant increase in numbers attending the Emergency Department (ED). The Hospital successfully maintained its positive Patient Experience Times (PETs). While adult ED attendances rose by more than 9% (4,100+) to 49,663 in 2016 compared to 2015, half of patients were discharged within six hours and almost three quarters (72%) were discharged within nine hours. These rates were in line with 2015 figures, demonstrating that the Hospital is maintaining its high standards despite increased demand. You can access a full copy of the report through this link

Tallaght Hospital Caring for the Future - Clinical Services Strategy 2016-2018
Tallaght Hospitals three year Clinical Services Strategy, outlines service development priorities aimed at achieving improving health outcomes for the patients the hospital serves for the next three years. The Strategy focuses on how the Hospital can best contribute as part of the Dublin Midland’s Hospital Group and the Children’s Hospital Group.  The report can be accessed through this link

Tallaght Hospital Patient Survey Programme 2016 - January 2016
As part of its longstanding commitment to patient advocacy and ensuring a high quality patient experience, Tallaght Hospital undertook a Volunteer-Led Patient Survey Programme involving extensive patient surveys of inpatients and outpatients in 2015 to gather patient feedback and use it to improve services.  This is a copy of the Patient Survey Programme published January 20th 2016.

Tallaght Hospital Quality Report 2015
Tallaght Hospital has released its 2015 Quality Report which for the first time ever is separate from the Annual Report, highlighting the importance the Hospital places on quality assurance and improvement. This focus is aligned with both the Hospital’s ‘People Caring For People’ ethos and its ‘Zero Harm’ policy.

The report outlines some of the key services, initiatives and achievements which staff at Tallaght Hospital have undertaken in 2015 under the three pillars of Quality, Safety and Risk Management.  It shows the value the Hospital places on having a patient-centred culture and how staff are encouraged to highlight incidents, raise concerns and escalate risks where appropriate. This is the true essence of a high quality learning healthcare provider such as Tallaght Hospital. A fully copy of the report can be accessed through this link.

Tallaght Hospital Annual Report 2015 - People Caring for People 
The 2015 Annual Report shows significant reductions in waiting times across a variety of key services, including Stroke and Endoscopy. These improvements have been welcomed by Hospital management, as evidence of the continually improving standards at the hospital while acknowledging that further improvements in access times are required. The report highlights that the average length of stay for Stroke victims fell to a two year low and Tallaght Hospital retains one of the lowest mortality rates for Stroke victims in the country. In addition, waiting times for patients requiring Endoscopies decreased by 46%, leading to increased access to urgent endoscopy where required. The report can be accessed through this link

Tallaght Hospital Quality Improvement Plans - Infection Prevention Control 
On December 2nd 2015, HIQA published a report with a series of findings and recommendations following an unannounced inspection on September 23rd to assess the hospital’s progress against the National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Acquired Infections. Since the visit, an infection control quality improvement group has been established to develop and implement a quality improvement plan to address the issues above. This table summarises the progress which has been made against this plan.

In September 2015, HIQA carried out an unannounced inspection of Tallaght Hospital in relation to our compliance with national standards for infection prevention and control. A number of recommendations were provided as part of this report. These formed the basis of a Quality Improvement Plan which can be found here.


Health Assets and Needs Assessment (HANA) Tallaght, - September 2015
Tallaght Hospital has committed to using the findings of a landmark report on community health in Tallaght over time to inform the future provision of its services as part of it wider community engagement strategy. HANA was co funded by the Adelaide Health Foundation and Tallaght Hospital, surveyed 343 households to capture the views of the residents on key health issues including mental health, chronic illnesses as well as access to, and use of, health services.  You can access the report through this link.

Empeira Report - July 2015
Good governance is an important driver of good management, good performance, good stewardship of public funds, good public engagement and ultimately good outcomes for patients. Governance is an ongoing process which requires constant focus. The approach being taken in Tallaght Hospital involves robust systems and processes, ongoing vigilance and an open proactive learning culture. Towards the end of 2014, the Board adopted a comprehensive Code of Governance Manual which incorporated current best practice in corporate governance and published it on the Hospital website. It also adopted new bye-laws which provided for a staggered turnover among Board members and a limit on the time a person can serve on the Board (both of which accord with current best practice) as well as an increase from 9 to 11 in the size of the Board.  In early January 2015, and again in line with best practice, the Hospital Board engaged Emperia to help it undertake an externally facilitated review of its own effectiveness. Emperia’s report was considered by the Board at its meeting of July 29th. The review confirms that overall the Board is working well but that it now needs to focus more on strategy and communications. To read the report click here

HIQA Implementation Progress Report June 2015

Tallaght Hospital has published the 2015 Implementation Report on the 2012 Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) report into the quality, safety and governance of care provided to acute patients admitted to Tallaght Hospital. Of the 76 recommendations in the 2012 HIQA Report, 48 recommendations (five local and 43 national) are required to be implemented by Tallaght Hospital and are the focus of this update. Seven recommendations related specifically to Tallaght Hospital – five of which are the responsibility of the Hospital.

Many of these HIQA recommendations are now incorporated into the normal working of the hospital’s governance, leadership, management and clinical processes; with implementation of the remaining recommendations underway. A full copy of the report is available here

Tallaght Hospital Annual Report 2014

Tallaght Hospital published its Annual Report for 2014 detailing the Hospital’s governance, performance and achievements. The Annual Report, entitled People Caring for People, reflects an emphasis on a patient centred approach to care as well as outlining the future direction of the Hospital in terms of capital investments and improved models of care.  A full copy of the Report is available here

Statement of Financial Controls 

'Statement of Financial Controls'

Annual Financial Statement 2016

Annual Financial Statement year ended 31st December 2016

Annual Financial Statements 2015

Annual Financial Statements year ended 31st December 2015


Annual Financial Statements year ended 31st December 2014 

Annual Financial Statements year ended 31st December 2014


Tallaght Hospital Board Corporate Governance Manual - February 24th 2015

Tallaght Hospital Board Corporate Governance Manual