Why we take patients photographs?

When you attend as an in-patient or outpatient at Tallaght University Hospital your Doctor may request clinical Photographs of you or your child’s condition. These photograph may be used to assess your condition often over a period of time or may be used for discussion with other Doctors and allied health staff at multi-disciplinary team meeting to decide the best course of treatment for you or your child’s condition. 
As one of the largest teaching hospitals in the state, clinical photographs and video play an integral part in education across all disciplines and you may be asked for your photographs to be used for medical training purposes.