Tallaght Hospital to Host High Profile Conference on Trauma Orthopaedic Nursing

“Enhancing Clinical Excellence in Nursing” Conference to be held on Thursday,October 27th

Trauma Orthopaedic Conference September 21st 2016 A high profile conference on Trauma Orthopaedic Nursing is to be held at Tallaght Hospital. The event, which is open to all healthcare professionals and will feature contributions from experts and healthcare workers in numerous fields including psychotherapy, osteoporosis and psychiatry. The location of the conference reflects the status of Tallaght Hospital as the National Centre for the treatment of Pelvic and Acetabular fractures.

The Enhanced Clinical Excellence in Nursing Conference will take place on Thursday, 27th October in the Trinity Lecture Theatre in the Hospital’s Centre for Learning & Development. Various speakers will present on a number of topics from 8.30am until 15.45pm, including bone fractures, bone health, delirium in the elderly, trauma orthopaedic care in the Emergency Department and nutrition for the elderly. Speakers include Dr Tara Coughlan, Age related-healthcare consultant, and Dr. Siobhán Ní Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght Hospital, Mr Michael Leonard Orthopaedic Consultant specialising in Pelvic / Acetabular Fractures at Tallaght Hospital and Ruth Reynolds, Orthopaedic Clinical Facilitator.

The goal of the Trauma and Orthopaedic Department at Tallaght Hospital is to restore mobility and eliminate pain so that patients can live confident, independent everyday lives. This conference will draw on the research and experience of the trauma and orthopaedic care professionals in Tallaght Hospital. The closing date for registration is Friday 14th October.

Hilary Daly, Director of Nursing at Tallaght Hospital, said, “This conference will be an excellent opportunity to discuss the recent advances and issues in trauma orthopaedic care. We have an excellent schedule of speakers who will all share their insights on various areas related to this topic. The conference will benefit from Tallaght Hospital’s position as the national centre for the treatment of pelvic and acetabular fractures as well as a teaching hospital for orthopaedic nursing studies.”

Bookings and enquiries in relation to the conference should be sent to orthoconference@amnch.ie.


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.