Nursing Staff

Aine Lynch, Director of Nursing
Nursing, including Health Care Assistant colleagues, is the largest component of the TUH workforce, integral to the majority of services and whose core values are to care for patients and families with compassion, commitment and clinical expertise 24/7.  The Nursing Strategy 2022-2027 sets out the direction for Nursing and is underpinned by the vision and objectives of the Tallaght University Hospital Strategy 2019-2024.  This strategy is timely, launched in a period of healthcare which serves to remind us of the central role that the nursing profession play in the provision of the health service.

The strategy outlines four strategic principles, with clear objectives and timelines:

  • Nursing excellence in delivering outstanding integrated care
  • Nursing leadership and workforce planning
  • Embracing digital health transformation
  • Learning, Quality Improvement, Innovation & Research

The strategic plan reinforces the importance of ongoing professional development, quality improvement, innovation and research.  It provides a roadmap to underpin the provision of high quality, evidence based care for our patients and families which is further enabled through our digital transformation journey. 

The nursing vision and mission aligns closely with the Hospital’s vision and mission, including the common themes of high quality care, patient and community focus, an empowered organisation, innovation and quality improvement.

Nursing - Strategic plan

Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP)

ANPs use advanced critical nursing knowledge and critical thinking skills to independently provide optimum patient care through caseload management of acute and chronic illness. They are expert in clinical practice and educated to masters level or above. The nursing service in TUH has delivered an ambitious recruitment plan in recent years, recognising advance nursing practice as key in improving patient outcomes and improving patient and family experience. 

In 2024 TUH has a team of 30 Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioners and 30 candidate Advanced Nurse Practitioners in services that include women’s health, critical care outreach, ambulatory care, dermatology, neurology, cardiology, rheumatology, older persons care, urology, oncology, anticoagulation, ENT, intellectual disability memory, gastroenterology, endocrinology respiratory, surgery,  orthopaedics, hepatology, palliative care and nephrology.