Description of Department/Service

The Department of Anaesthesiology at Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) provides round the clock scheduled and emergency anaesthesiology and critical care services for adult and paediatric patients at TUH. The Department is staffed by 22 consultants of whom six work between TUH and Naas General Hospital sites.

The Department is approved for higher specialist training by the College of Anaesthesiology of Ireland, the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland and the Faculty of Pain Medicine. Additionally the department provides structured undergraduate teaching to students of the Trinity College Dublin Medical School as well as contributing to postgraduate Nurse education.

Some of the clinical services provided by the Department includes:

  • Preoperative patient assessment (nurse led)
  • Anaesthesiology for Adult & Paediatric surgery (this includes trauma, elective orthopaedics, spinal surgery, ENT, gynaecology, general surgery, psychiatry, urology)
  • Critical Care services (includes critical care, Resuscitation, in-hospital Emergency Response Team etc.)