June 26th 2015 – After a huge charity cycle, a stationary cycle fundraiser and the efforts of dozens of volunteers, €11,900 has been raised for Tallaght Hospital’s Stroke Services.
The first ever charity fundraising cycle for Tallaght Hospital saw 51 cyclists travel 99kms to Wexford on Saturday June 13th. Following the success of the event, an additional stationary cycling event was held in The Square on Saturday June 20th and received great community support, including from the South Dublin County Council Mayor, Fintan Warfield.
The positive staff and community feedback was warmly welcomed by all in Tallaght Hospital and Tallaght Hospital’s CEO, David Slevin stated “On behalf of Tallaght Hospital I want to thank all the participants, volunteers and contributors to this fundraising campaign for our Stroke Services. Their generosity, in terms of their time and donations, have shown the great respect and affinity there is for this vital service that provides treatment and rehabilitation supports to over 350 patients per year as well as to their families.
I was very pleased to participate in the charity cycle and I look forward to it becoming an annual event as we look to build on the goodwill and strong community links that Tallaght Hospital enjoys.
About Tallaght Hospital
Tallaght Hospital, incorporating the National Children’s 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 625 beds and employs almost 3,000 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 the University of Dublin Trinity College - specialising in the training and professional development of staff in nursing, 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. Uniquely it is also part of the Children’s Hospital Group and a new satellite centre is to be built on the hospital campus as part of the new children’s hospital project.
The hospital’s Emergency Departments catered for 44,640 Adult ED Attendances and 31,934 Paediatric Attendances in 2014. A further 263,929 patients were treated through hospital clinics in 2014. The hospital’s operations are supported by a community of 300 general practitioners in surrunding communities.