Nursing, including Health Care Assistant colleagues, is the largest component of the TUH workforce, integral to the majority of services and whose core values are to care for patients and families with compassion, commitment and clinical expertise 24/7. The Nursing Strategy 2022-2027
sets out the direction for Nursing and is underpinned by the vision and objectives of the Tallaght University Hospital Strategy 2019-2024. This strategy is timely, launched in a period of healthcare which serves to remind us of the central role that the nursing profession play in the provision of the health service.
The strategy outlines four strategic principles, with clear objectives and timelines:
- Nursing excellence in delivering outstanding integrated care
- Nursing leadership and workforce planning
- Embracing digital health transformation
- Learning, Quality Improvement, Innovation & Research
The strategic plan reinforces the importance of ongoing professional development, quality improvement, innovation and research. It provides a roadmap to underpin the provision of high quality, evidence based care for our patients and families which is further enabled through our digital transformation journey.
The nursing vision and mission aligns closely with the Hospital’s vision and mission, including the common themes of high quality care, patient and community focus, an empowered organisation, innovation and quality improvement.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP)
ANPs use advanced critical nursing knowledge and critical thinking skills to independently provide optimum patient care through caseload management of acute and chronic illness. They are expert in clinical practice and educated to masters level or above. The nursing service in TUH has delivered an ambitious recruitment plan in recent years, recognising advance nursing practice as key in improving patient outcomes and improving patient and family experience.
In 2024 TUH has a team of 30 Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioners and 30 candidate Advanced Nurse Practitioners in services that include women’s health, critical care outreach, ambulatory care, dermatology, neurology, cardiology, rheumatology, older persons care, urology, oncology, anticoagulation, ENT, intellectual disability memory, gastroenterology, endocrinology respiratory, surgery, orthopaedics, hepatology, palliative care and nephrology.
Assistant Director of Nursing
Health Care Assistant
Our Medical Specialties include:
Age Related Health Care
Our Surgical Specialties include:
Elective & Trauma Orthopaedics
Our Paediatric Specialties include:
|Katie Brophy, Pharmaceutial Technician
“ The Aseptic Unit is a highly specialised area where individually tailored chemotherapy and biologic preparations are made. I really enjoy my job as it is interesting, challenging and rewarding. I am very fortunate to work as part of a great team.
Working at TUH has provided me with many opportunities to further develop my training, education and skills. I have recently completed a pre and in-process checking course which has provided me with the skills and knowledge to confidently and competently carry out volume checks on aseptically prepared products.’
“The best thing about working in TUH is the people, everyone is willing to help. They make everything seem better. Even though you might be homesick, you will be made to feel at home here.”
“I love working alongside a diligent, dynamic and professional team. There are lots of opportunities to develop professionally in a supportive environment with good camaraderie.
|Senior Medical Scientist
|Blood Transfusion Laboratory
“As part of the Blood Transfusion Laboratory team we provide safe, compatible blood and blood products for patients in urgent and routine procedures.
It is a busy, dynamic environment that I enjoy working in the Hospital, the incredible team spirit, support and camaraderie amongst my colleagues makes it a great place to work.”
"I work in the Centre for Learning & Development and manage the booking of rooms for conferences, meetings, lectures for Trinity medical students, tutorials and other events in the Hospital.
As a teaching hospital it is always busy with support required to troubleshoot and resolve any technical issues on the day of an event as well as planning ahead for the very busy events scheduled we have running. I have worked in Tallaght University Hospital for 17 years, it is the friendly nature of the staff and the diversity in my role that is so enjoyable."
|Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner
|Registered Nurse Prescriber
"Working as part of the nurse-led chest pain service, we offer safe, competent and compassionate care to our patients. The interdisciplinary ethos, amongst healthcare professionals and support staff is vital to the service and is just one of the reasons Tallaght University Hospital is a great place to work. I am fortunate to work as part of a great team that delivers great care for our patients."
"I have always been proud to call myself a nurse but am particularly proud to call myself a Tallaght Nurse." - Helen Corrigan, CNM3 Renal Services
|Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the Adult ED Ambulatory Care Unit
"I work as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the Adult Emergency Department (ED) Ambulatory Care Unit. I work autonomously in collaboration with the ED team providing accessible high quality health care to patients. I examine, diagnose, prescribe, treat, council and educate patients about their healthcare needs.
I love being an ANP as I get to work with people and their families. The dynamic nature of the ED makes everyday a learning experience and this is why I enjoy my job so much. I started working in Tallaght University Hospital as a staff nurse in the ED in 2005. With the help and support of the Hospital I qualified as an ANP in 2015 and now have my dream job."
"I work as a nurse tutor in our Centre for Learning & Development at Tallaght University Hospital. I facilitate the training of Healthcare Assistants, who are an integral part of the multidisciplinary team caring for patients. I am also involved in a range of ongoing education opportunities for our nurses and other staff within the Hospital. I have worked in Tallaght University Hospital for over 15 years and enjoy the support of colleagues in my role. This Hospital is an organisation where staff are keen to learn and develop as individuals, as well as continuously looking for ways to improve services for our patients. As a teacher that certainly makes my role enormously rewarding."
|Adult Emergency Department (ED)
"I started working in Tallaght University Hospital as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) in 2014. I work in an Ambulatory Care Unit with three ANP colleagues. I assess diagnose treat and discharge patients who attend the ED ambulatory care department.
From the moment I arrived in the Hospital I have felt very supported in any educational or clinical need. Tallaght is an excellent teaching hospital with a wide variety of specialities. As a professional I feel very privileged to be associated with such an establishment and to be able to practice within such an efficient and specialised unit. It is empowering to have a positive impact on a patients journey through the ED."
"I am a clinical pharmacist in the Stroke & Age Related Healthcare team. Part of my role is to review patient’s medication history to ensure there are no omissions or errors in their medication during their stay in the Hospital. I work with the medical teams every day and give advice on various medication issues such as drug dosing, medication side effects and drug interactions. I also work in an outpatient atrial fibrillation clinic, which is the first of its kind in the country. I work alongside members of the cardiology/stroke teams to advise on anti-coagulation choices, calculating appropriate drug doses and educating patients on their new medications. There are many things that I enjoy about working here but one of the best things is working as part of an inter-disciplinary team environment, the general camaraderie that exists within the Hospital and the incredible support from the organisation to further your training and education".