Annual Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Symposium held by Tallaght Hospital and The Meath Foundation

(April 24th 2015) Tallaght Hospital held its annual Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Symposium today in conjunction The Meath Foundation focusing on the theme of ‘people caring for people’. 

Tallaght Hospital’s annual Clinical Audit and Quality Improvement Symposium is a key part of facilitating on-going education, training and professional development within the Hospital.

Nine presentations were given on operational and clinical work in areas such as prescribing medicines, evaluating patient data and improving the hospital experience for patients. These initiatives were undertaken as part of the hospital’s Clinical Audits and Quality Improvement Programme. 

Congratulating the participants, Tallaght Hospital CEO David Slevin stated: “Today’s Symposium, held in conjunction with The Meath Foundation, is an excellent example of the shared mission of both organisations to improve the healthcare needs of the patients of our Hospital and its extended community. The breadth of presentations on display, and the work involved, again highlights the commitment of staff in Tallaght Hospital to excellence in the provision of care. I congratulate all participants and the organisers for their work and their constant focus on improving clinical care and outcomes for patients”. 

Speaking at the Study Day, The Meath Foundation Chairman Mairéad Shields stated: “The Meath Foundation passionately believes in the value of healthcare research, education and quality improvement. It is the platform on which better services, better care, and better patient outcomes in a safe environment come together and The Foundation is proud of its achievement in assisting the Hospital in these areas. In 2014, The Meath Foundation committed €100,000 to support Quality Improvement projects at Tallaght Hospital as a further investment in the staff of this hospital and their capabilities. We are very pleased to commit a further €100,000 in 2015 to support Quality Improvement projects and Tallaght Hospital’s Clinical Audit & Quality Improvement Symposium and congratulate all those participating on their excellent work.”

The Symposium also included a presentation from Mr. Raymond Byrne, Director of Research, the Law Reform Commission speaking on the topic of Capacity & Consent. The Symposium also heard from Ms. Fiona Cahill of the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA).