(April 27th 2021) Tallaght University Hospital welcomes the announcement today by the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD on the location of the Major Trauma Centre and Dublin Trauma Units.
Commenting on the announcement, Chief Executive of TUH Lucy Nugent commented “The future development of Trauma services is central to TUH’s 2019-2024 strategy and our focus on the development of an integrated care approach.
Ensuring an integrated care approach across the continuum of Trauma Care is vital from a patient perspective to ensure timely care and intensive rehabilitation to return a patient to the best possible quality of life. The Hospital admits over 1,500 Trauma patients per year of varying severity levels. Circa 400 of these patients are classified as major trauma cases.
The appointment of the Hospital as a Trauma Unit is, I believe an acknowledgement of our existing trauma expertise and we look forward to working with the HSE to further develop our infrastructure, which will combine with our commitment to continuous reorientation of models of care towards a patient perspective.