Nursing Service

Contact Names/Numbers/Email Addresses


Phone01 414 2000
Address: Tallaght Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Ireland.

Description of Department/Service

The Nursing Service provided at the Tallaght Hospital aims to create, maintain and continuously develop a centre of excellence for Nursing in the hospital. It promotes, protects and improves health by providing a caring and holistic approach based on knowledge and skills in partnership with patients and their families and other healthcare professionals.

Professionally, nursing functions interdependently with other health care providers, all of whom share the goals of prevention of disease and disability, care of the ill, promotion and maintenance of optional health of individuals and groups and the achievement of a dignified death.

An integrated structure is provided which is conducive to the provision of high quality nursing care as well as the opportunity for the professional growth and development of each individual nurse. This is achieved through the effective use of resources and equity access to, and participation in, education and research programmes. In addition there is a continued development of our nursing roles and services.

Concurrently demands on the nursing service have continued to increase and other demands such as the Health Strategy, increases in our population and a rapidly changing healthcare service have prompted the need for a more diverse service delivery. With increased demands nursing at Tallaght Hospital have responded by diversifying to meet the challenges of these demands and the needs of our patients. We recognised that we need to continue to respond to these opportunities and challenges.

History of the Tallaght Hospital Nursing Service
The Tallaght Hospital opened on Sunday June 21st 1998 following an amalgamation of the Adelaide and Meath hospitals and incorporating the National Children’s Hospital (Tallaght Hospital). The nursing services philosophy is to provide a nursing service which will meet the individual healthcare needs of patients and deliver the highest quality of patient care in order to improve both clinical outcomes and quality of life. Read more…

Education & Professional Development

The further education and professional development of our nursing staff is very important to the Tallaght Hospital nursing service and is encouraged and supported.  We are a teaching hospital linked to TCD providing a clinical learning environment for nurses and have developed links with the Institute of Technology Tallaght. We have a Centre for Learning and Development (CLD). Read more…

Future
All in all the Tallaght Hospital Nursing service continues to be at the forefront of nursing development in the 21st Century.

As we go forward we will continue to strive to create, maintain and continuously develop a centre of excellence for Nursing in the hospital. In addition we will continue to facilitate and provide a clinical learning environment for nurses and students in order to support the attainment of knowledge and skills and in turn provide an evidence based quality nursing service to our patients.

As evident from the history of our nursing service, from 1859 to the present day, we are born out of a tradition of nursing excellence in the delivery of nursing care which keeps the patient at the centre of all of our endeavours. We will, in the future, in all of our endeavours, developments and activities continue with this tradition.

Annual Nursing Conference
The Nursing Service provided at Tallaght Hospital aims to create, maintain and continuously develop a centre of excellence for Nursing in the hospital. It promotes, protects and improves health by providing a caring and holistic approach based on knowledge and skills in partnership with patients and their families and other healthcare professionals.

Education & Research

Education

The further education of our nursing staff is very important to the Tallaght Hospital nursing service and is encouraged and supported.  We are a teaching hospital linked to TCD providing a clinical learning environment for nurses and have developed links with the Institute of Technology Tallaght.


Research

The Tallaght Hospital Nursing Service continues to be at the forefront of nursing development in the 21st Century. As we go forward we continue to strive to create, maintain and continuously develop a centre of excellence for Nursing in the hospital. As a result we are involved in and support research activities.

Publications

Tallaght hospitals Nursing Portfolio delivers and provides a caring holistic nursing service based on knowledge and skills in partnership with other healthcare professionals, patients and their families.

The nursing service of Tallaght hospital responds to service demands while retaining the highest possible standard of care for our patients.

In line with this Tallaght hospitals nursing service is involved in numerous activities, including research, which produces publications.


Workforce Planning Reports

Tallaght Hospital & Beaumont Nurse Service Workforce Planning Project 2006/2007

As workforce planning is a key part of the Health Service Reforms Programme the report details a project undertaken by the Nursing Services of Tallaght Hospital and Beaumont Hospital Dublin in relation to workforce planning in 2006/2007. 

The report emanates from significant discussions and debates regarding the appropriate development and utilisation of the heath care staff in order to deliver the best standard of care for the patients within their services. A review of the literature on work force planning was conducted. Measurement of four specific components of care provision were recorded; patient dependency, activity analysis, quality of service delivery and current staffing complements during a one month period in 2006.

Workforce Planning Report 2007


Additional Publications

Celebrating 400 Years of Nursing Care

2009 was a significant year for the nursing portfolio in Tallaght Hospital as they were in the unique position of celebrating 400 years of nursing care across their three base hospitals (Adelaide, Meath & National Children’s Hospital). It is considered that the nursing service and in turn the delivery of nursing care within the three base hospitals commenced with the concept that nurses who care for patients need to be appropriately trained and with the inception of training for nurses. Therefore although the Adelaide hospital was opened in 1839, the Meath in 1753 and the National Children’s Hospital in 1821 their nursing services were considered to have commenced in: Adelaide hospital in 1859, Meath Hospital in 1884, National Children’s Hospital in 1884.

The Nursing 400 celebrations aimed to acknowledge the contributions of all their nurses, both past and present who have provided quality care to many thousands of people over the years.  Four days of celebrations were held from Monday 25th May to Thursday 28th May 2009. The themes for the celebrations were: The Past, The Present and the Future of Nursing in AMNCH. A commemorative booklet “Nursing 400: Celebrating 400 Years of Nursing Care” was available for attendees and a special addition of the Tallaght Hospital newsletter ‘Le Chéile’ with many highlights of the four day celebration was produced in July 2009.