TUH Launches Let's Talk Health Spring / Summer Series

Let's Talk Health Spring Summer Series{Thursday, January 30th, 2020} Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) has today announced a new schedule of community public health talks taking place in the coming months. Run in partnership with the Patient Community Advisory Council (PCAC), the hugely popular initiative is now in its fourth year. Topics to be covered in this series include topics such as the menopause, arthritis, epilepsy and depression. All of the talks are led by medical practitioners from TUH, are open to the public, and free to attend.

Dr. Peter Lavin, Consultant Nephrologist and Clinical Director of the Medical Directorate of TUH said: “At TUH we are focussed on the community and ensuring good public health information into the community. Following the success of our Let’s Talk Health series of talks in recent years, we are delighted to yet again be bringing these events to the community. We have had great interest in the talks and I know this series will also result in increased public awareness around some common health conditions which will result in better prevention and treatment.”

Chair of the PCAC, Catherine Heaney said: “We are delighted that the ‘Let’s Talk Health’ series of talks is continuing. We know the benefits to patients and their families when awareness of health conditions increases and issues are understood. We are also delighted that this series will have a special talk on women’s health just after International Women’s Day in partnership with Tallaght Library. I am once again delighted to see so many of the clinical staff at the Hospital show their commitment to these talks.” 


Note to Editors:
The following is the full schedule of the upcoming talks:

Date/Time  Talk DetailsLocation
Wednesday, February 12th @ 10:30am

The Menopause - Let's Talk About It delivered by Colleen Byrne, Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Firhouse Community & Leisure Centre, Ballycullen Drive, Firhouse, Dublin 24
Thursday, February 20th @ 11am 

Epilepsy - What is it and what to do if someone has a seizure delivered by Denise Cunningham, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Epilepsy

After School Room, Killinarden Community Centre, Killinarden Heights, Tallaght, Dublin D24 WV6V

Thursday, March 12th @11:15am

Women's Health - Continence & Stroke delivered by Professor Rónán Collins, Consultant Physician in Geriatric & Stroke Medicine and Victoria Doyle, Continence Care Clinical Nurse Manager

Conference Room, Tallaght Library, Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24 A3EX

Wednesday, April 22nd @ 3pm

Arthritis Prevention; How to Minimise Risk delivered by Professor Ronan Mullan, Consultant Rheumatologist

The Youth Room, St. Kevin’s Resource Centre, located in; St. Kevin’s Girls National School, Treepark Road, Kilnamanagh, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Thursday, May 14th @ 6:30pm

What is Depression, and how can we manage it delivered by Professor Veronica O’Keane, Consultant Psychiatrist

Conference Room,Tallaght Library, Library Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24 A3EX

About Tallaght University Hospital
TUH is one of Ireland’s largest acute teaching hospitals, adult, psychiatric and age-related healthcare on one site. The Hospital has 495 adult beds with 3,000 people on staff. The Hospital is a provider of local, regional and national specialties. It is also a national urology centre, the second largest provider of dialysis services in the country and a regional orthopaedic trauma centre. The Hospital also has 67 paediatric beds under the governance of Children’s Health Ireland and 52 mental health beds under HSE governance. 

TUH is one of the 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. TUH is part of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group which serves a population of over 1.2 million across seven counties. 

The Hospital’s Emergency Department catered for 52,553 Attendances in 2019. A further 255,200 patients were treated through the Hospital’s Adult outpatient clinics in 2019. The Hospital’s operations are supported by 200 general practitioners in surrounding communities and aligned with CHO7. 

Tallaght University Hospital Foundation is committed to investing in TUH and promoting quality care and wellness throughout the community. If you would like to support the work of the Foundation please go to www.tuhf.ie or contact Kelly Crowley, Head of Development for TUHF on kcrowely@tuhf.ie