Description of Department/Service

The Nursing Service provided at the Tallaght University Hospital aims to create, maintain and continuously develop a centre of excellence for Nursing in the Hospital. It promotes, protects and improves health by providing a caring and holistic approach based on knowledge and skills in partnership with patients and their families and other healthcare professionals.

Professionally, nursing functions interdependently with other health care providers, all of whom share the goals of prevention of disease and disability, care of the ill, promotion and maintenance of optional health of individuals and groups and the achievement of a dignified death.

An integrated structure is provided which is conducive to the provision of high quality nursing care as well as the opportunity for the professional growth and development of each individual nurse. This is achieved through the effective use of resources and equity access to, and participation in, education and research programmes. In addition there is a continued development of our nursing roles and services.

Concurrently demands on the nursing service have continued to increase and other demands such as the Health Strategy, increases in our population and a rapidly changing healthcare service have prompted the need for a more diverse service delivery. With increased demands nursing at Tallaght University Hospital have responded by diversifying to meet the challenges of these demands and the needs of our patients. We recognised that we need to continue to respond to these opportunities and challenges.

History of the Tallaght University Hospital Nursing Service
Tallaght Hospital opened on Sunday June 21st 1998 following an amalgamation of the Adelaide and Meath hospitals and incorporating the National Children’s Hospital. The nursing services philosophy is to provide a nursing service which will meet the individual healthcare needs of patients and deliver the highest quality of patient care in order to improve both clinical outcomes and quality of life. Read more…

Education & Professional Development
The further education and professional development of our nursing staff is very important to the Tallaght University Hospital nursing service and is encouraged and supported.  We are a teaching hospital linked to TCD providing a clinical learning environment for nurses and have developed links with the Institute of Technology Tallaght. We have a Centre for Learning and Development (CLD). Read more…

Future
All in all the Tallaght University Hospital Nursing service continues to be at the forefront of nursing development in the 21st Century.

As we go forward we will continue to strive to create, maintain and continuously develop a centre of excellence for Nursing in the hospital. In addition we will continue to facilitate and provide a clinical learning environment for nurses and students in order to support the attainment of knowledge and skills and in turn provide an evidence based quality nursing service to our patients.

As evident from the history of our nursing service, from 1859 to the present day, we are born out of a tradition of nursing excellence in the delivery of nursing care which keeps the patient at the centre of all of our endeavours. We will, in the future, in all of our endeavours, developments and activities continue with this tradition.

Annual Nursing Conference
The Nursing Service provided at Tallaght University Hospital aims to create, maintain and continuously develop a centre of excellence for Nursing in the hospital. It promotes, protects and improves health by providing a caring and holistic approach based on knowledge and skills in partnership with patients and their families and other healthcare professionals.