Tallaght University Hospital Want You to Nominate Your Healthcare Hero

TUH Heroes 2022Patients and their families are being asked to help celebrate our clinical and non-clinical staff they feel have left a lasting impression by nominating them for a special ‘Patients’ Experience Award’ 2022.

The aim is to acknowledge a member of staff who has gone above and beyond to provide exceptional levels of care. It is open to patients and their loved ones to nominate the person they feel made a real difference to them during their time at the Hospital.

The winning nominee will be presented with their award at a special ceremony in September, alongside winners in five other categories to be voted for by staff within the Hospital.

Declan Daly, Chair of the Patient Community Advisory Council representing the community on the judging panel said: “The last two years of the pandemic has taken so opportunities from us to celebrate different achievements. I am so looking forward to the Heroes Ceremony in September, it is the first time in a long time that our TUH Heroes will have the opportunity to celebrate their award with their loved ones, friends and colleagues. I am honoured to represent the community on the panel that reviews all of the submissions and read first-hand the incredible difference acts of kindness and thoughtfulness by a staff member can make to the healthcare journey of a patient and indeed their family. I would encourage everyone to take a few minutes before August 5th and fill out a submission in the Hospital or send an email to TallaghtHeroes@tuh.ie" 

Lucy Nugent, Chief Executive of TUH commenting on the Awards said: “Our Heroes Ceremony is a much anticipated event each year, it is so important to receive nominations from our community to hear the stories of staff members who have made a difference to patients and their families. There is no doubt that the last two years have been challenging for staff and it is incredibly heartening to see the boost a colleague can get from someone taking the time to let them know of the difference that they made to a patient or their family during their care. As well as presenting a Hero Award at a ceremony each staff member that receives a nomination receives the feedback received. There are so many demands on all of our time but I hope our patients and their families can take a few minutes of a day to make a submission.”

How to vote for your TUH Hero 2022 - Community Nominated Award
Application forms for members of the public to vote for the Community Nominated Patient Experience Award can be found through this linkand the Hospital Facebook page.

The application forms can be emailed to TallaghtHeroes@tuh.ie or sent by post to TUH 2022 Heroes Entries, c/o The Human Resources Department, Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin 24 NROA.

The closing date for submissions is August 5th, all submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges chaired by Mr. Declan Daly, chair of the Hospitals Patient Community Advisory Council.

Hospital Award Categories - voted internally by TUH staff
As well as the Community Nominated Patient Experience Award, hospital staff can also vote for their colleagues internally for the following categories:

  • People Caring for People - a staff member who exemplifies all the core values of the organisation
  • Unsung Hero Award - a staff member who demonstrates exceptional service to the organisation
  • Service Excellence Award - a staff member who provides an outstanding service to patients or staff within our hospital
  • Mentoring Award - a staff member who demonstrates outstanding teaching skills and/or serves as role model and mentor to any member of staff
  • Teamwork Award - a staff member who is a valued ‘team’ player

Tallaght University Hospital – About Us
The Hospital has 450 inpatient adult beds, 74 onsite day beds for our Dialysis, Oncology, Infusion, Haematology, Cardiology, Bone & Joint and minor surgery services. The Hospital also has a Day Surgery Centre located near the Hospital which has four theatres and 25 bays for elective surgery. There are an additional 61 offsite beds under its governance. The Hospital is staffed by over 3,000 people with 63 different nationalities represented on the team.

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 is a designated trauma unit.

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 & 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 1.2M across seven counties.