New site offers an insight into the work and services provided at the Hospital
(August 8th 2016) Tallaght Hospital has introduced a newly revamped website. The website will offer users an excellent online introduction to Tallaght Hospital and the services it provides. The redesign was carried out after feedback from staff and patients through the Patient Community Advisory Council.
As well as detailing all the many services provided by the Hospital, the site now provides insights into the important work of the hospital in a variety of different areas such as patient advocacy, the volunteer service and academia. The site also includes a series of short videos introducing key staff members at the Hospital and gives an overview of the many different departments within the hospital. These introductions demonstrate the Hospital’s ethos of “People Caring For People”. The new layout and colour scheme also make the website more navigable for users and easier to read.
The launch of the revamped website is part of a series of recent technological innovations that have been implemented at Tallaght Hospital. In recent weeks, the Hospital also announced the provision of free, family friendly WIFI for all patients. In addition, Tallaght Hospital is one of the first hospitals to create internal maps for patients and staff, thereby providing a simple solution to the challenges that some patients and new staff face in finding their way around the building. The revamped website also provides an additional platform to share these innovations and others.
David Wall, Director of ICT at Tallaght Hospital, said, “This was a large project to take on and we are delighted to see the final result. We place great emphasis on innovation and this new website is part of our mission to renew and update all aspects of the Hospital. Also, as well as presenting the work of the hospital in a manner that is more detailed than the previous website it is also adaptable to work on all devices, making it easily accessible for all internet users. We value our strong relationship with our patients and we will happily welcome any and all feedback on what additional web content that people would like to see.”
David Slevin, CEO of Tallaght Hospital, said, “An important value of our Hospital is ‘People Caring For People’ and our newly improved website enables us to demonstrate the breadth of its application in Tallaght. We now have the opportunity to provide our patients and the wider community with a deeper insight and focus into the work that we do and the services we provide. This enhanced site is also an excellent opportunity to showcase the many advantages of working in Tallaght Hospital as well as the various opportunities that exist. I wish to congratulate everyone involved in the creation of this improved website.”
About Tallaght Hospital
Tallaght Hospital is one of Ireland’s largest acute teaching hospitals, providing child-health, adult, psychiatric and age-related healthcare on one site. The hospital has 495 adult beds and 67 paediatric bed with 2,600 people on staff. The Hospital is a provider of local, regional and national specialities. It is also a national urology centre, the second largest provider of dialysis services in the country and a regional orthopaedic trauma centre.
Tallaght Hospital is one of two main teaching hospitals of Trinity College Dublin - specialising in the training and professional development of staff in areas such as nursing, health and social care professionals, emergency medicine and surgery, amongst many others. Tallaght Hospital is part of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group which serves a population of over 1.2 million across seven counties.
A new satellite centre is to be built at Tallaght Hospital as part of the National Children’s Hospital project as a key element of an integrated clinical network for paediatric services nationally.
The hospital’s Emergency Departments catered for 45,551 Adult ED Attendances and 32,272 Paediatric Attendances in 2015. A further 206,169 patients were treated through the hospital’s outpatient clinics in 2015. The hospital’s operations are supported by a community of 200 general practitioners in surrounding communities.