Tallaght University Hospital is an academic teaching hospital associated with Trinity College Dublin, one of the world’s leading universities, offering fantastic opportunities for medical doctors to develop excellence in research skills. Trinity College Dublin specialises in the training and professional development of staff in the areas of General Medicine, Surgery, Emergency Medicine and many other specialties.
Welcome from Professor Paul Ridgway, Lead Clinical Director
It gives me great pleasure to welcome new and returning staff to Tallaght University Hospital, a hospital with a good history and a great future.
I started working in Tallaght as a Registrar in 2003. It opened a few years before, bringing together four central Dublin hospitals. I confess to loving it in 2003 and have been biased that way ever since. Nicknamed ‘Tallifornia’, it wasn’t about the light filled spaces, the shiny new wards, diagnostics and theatres, but more about the family, friendly feel to the place. The Hospital prides itself on being a big hospital with small hospital kind-heartedness. This is reflected in its motto ‘people caring for people’ and also in a very low turnover of permanent staff.
While the hospital’s institutions have faced challenges in its early years, it has emerged from its adolescence older and wiser. We are a hospital who wants to hear about innovative projects, but equally listen to the lessons provided when things don’t go as we hoped.
TUH has embarked on an extensive regeneration to serve our community, regional and national referral bases. The new Emergency Department was completed a few years ago, there will be new renal and day surgery units opening next year on a wider campus. There are a myriad of other projects that are ongoing (you will see explained on the posters around the Hospital) all with the single minded intention of providing safe, efficient care for our patients.
While we all put our patients at the centre of what we do, we also must recognise the pressures on fellow staff members. We have a very effective HR and Occupational Health departments, but as importantly, we continue to watch out for one and other. ‘How can I help’ is not just for our patients.
Trinity College Dublin has been deeply invested our teaching since we opened. Many of the staff have joint appointments with Trinity. The education centre at the end of ‘Hospital Street’ provides library facilities and a multitude of courses for all staff. All details are available on the website and Staff App, downloadable from your appstore.
With 3,000 working on campus, the wealth of experience and ideas that we have in TUH is enormous. We encourage you to highlight areas for improvement or innovative change. For an example of formalised improvement system, we have lead NCHD roles which are an integral part of the Hospital structure offering all NCHDs a formal multidirectional communication channel with the Executive Management Team and Medical Board. Informal communication is acceptable too!
It remains for me to reiterate a sincere welcome to Tallaght and ask you to engage to make it better before you leave. I sincerely hope you enjoy working here as much as I do.
The Hospital can offer the following for doctors:
- Honorary lectureships
- Research posts linked to Trinity College Dublin
- Medical education support
- Hospital facilitated exams
- Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor (NCHD) Forum
- Lead NCHD
- NCHD BST assessments
- Annual leave
- Access to public transport including Luas and bus
- Cycle to work scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Multidisciplinary, inclusive and friendly environment
- Occupational Health Department
- On-site library and research facilities
- On-site crèche
- On-site parking
- Pastoral Care
- Study leave
Dr. Anandan Natarajan - Specialist Registrar, Professorial Respiratory Centre
I joined Tallaght University Hospital in July 2015 in Respiratory Medicine and in July 2016 I was offered the position of Research Registrar in The Professorial Respiratory Centre. In this role I look after patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis in the out-patients clinic, and undertake research into Respiratory Medicine. I like working at Tallaght University Hospital because Professors Donnelly and Lane and Dr. Moloney have assisted and encouraged me enormously in my role. Their regular feedback and guidance has enabled me to learn and to grow. The opportunity to now undertake research with a view to acquiring MD qualification is invaluable. I would recommend this experience to any NCHD who wants to build their knowledge and be guided in how best to treat and care for patients.”
Our specialties include:
Links with colleges
Trinity College Dublin www.tcd.ie : Tallaght Hospital and Trinity College Dublin work closely together in providing postgraduate educational opportunities covering a spectrum of courses focused on up-skilling clinical expertise to MD/PhD opportunities.
Royal College of Physicians in Ireland www.rcpi.ie
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland www.rcsi.ie
College of Anaesthetists of Ireland www.anaesthesia.ie
College of Psychiatrists of Ireland www.irishpsychiatry.ie
Faculty of Radiologists, RCSI www.radiology.ie
Faculty of Pathology, RCPI www.rcpi.ie
Professional registration is with the Medical council of Ireland www.medicalcouncil.ie
To contact the HR Medical Division, Tallaght University Hospital